The Central South Consortium (CSC) is the school improvement service, which operates on behalf of five local authorities: Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan.
The CSC aims 'To improve educational outcomes for all pupils, and the outcomes for vulnerable learners fastest. The success of schools in this region is the key to the future economic and social success of Wales. We are improving. We need to do more'.
The CSC's ambitions are, by 2020 that:
- Learners sustain the best educational outcomes in Wales, rivalling similar parts of the UK
- The poverty-related attainment gap is reduced faster here than anywhere else in Wales
- The region is known and recognised for its high-quality school-led professional learning and the impact it has on outcomes for learners.