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Maesteg Comprehensive School's active involvement in the CSWC also appears to be paying dividends, with its head teacher Anne Carhart - a member of the challenge strategy group - rewarded with a 6.
As a regulated investment company CSWC has the option to retain capital gain proceeds, pay the related taxes and pass along a tax credit to its shareholders or distribute all or part of the capital gain proceeds to its shareholders, who will then pay the related taxes on the distribution.
Nevertheless the CSWC and other such strategies would count for nothing if they failed to translate their positivity into tangible results.
The potential to create a genuine "self-improving" education system is increasingly evident, the CSWC has already succeeded where many other improvement programmes have failed; it has elicited the support of the profession.
The CSWC, which is the biggest strategy of its kind in Wales, involves schools from Cardiff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan sharing best practice.
I have had the pleasure in recent weeks to trawl through first-person comment and opinion from CSWC participants, which provide a valuable insight into the transition they are making.
The CSWC is a mere 10 months old but has already succeeded where many other improvement programmes have failed; it has elicited the support of the profession.
Professor Mel Ainscow, who led on a similar challenge programme in Greater Manchester, has been drafted into South Wales "as a temporary catalyst" and said school take-up since January's launch of the CSWC had been "incredible".