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A school environment that benefits pupil wellbeing

Ysgol Llandrillo Yn Rhos has developed a range of initiatives to improve pupil wellbeing. These include the use of a Forest School outdoor classroom and a community-learning hub. Read more >

Pupils evaluate the quality of provision at their school

Ysgol Gynradd Llanllechid actively involves pupils in all areas of school improvement and engages them regularly in evaluating the quality of provision across the school. Nearly all pupils feel that the school listens to them. Pupils respond confidently to the opportunities that they have to influence and make decisions. Read more >

Pupils influence and improve the curriculum

Cefn Hengoed Community School has developed a wide range of strategies to involve pupils in decision-making that directly impacts their learning experiences and wellbeing. Strong and committed leadership has resulted in sustained improvements in pupils’ performance and wellbeing. Read more >

Pupils work with staff to influence what they learn

Heronsbridge Special School skilfully-organised pupil participation opportunities contribute to developing pupils’ self-confidence and social skills. Over time, many pupils develop their independence and take increasing responsibility for themselves and their learning in line with their needs and ability. Read more >

Pupils help develop school strategic direction

Ysgol Penmaes focuses on developing varied participation opportunities for the whole-school community and recognises that this has a positive impact on relationships throughout the school. They have developed structures and support to allow all pupils to contribute to the school improvement journey. Read more >

Developing positive attitudes to learning

A caring and supportive atmosphere with consistent routines and clear rules for behaviour help make Sticky Fingers Nursery a positive and friendly place to learn. Read more >

Kitchener attendance

Increasing attendance through better communication with parents

Improved communication with parents has seen pupil attendance at Kitchener Primary School significantly increase over the last three years, and the school now has some of the best attendance rates compared to other primary schools. Read more >

Penygraig

Developing pupils' decision-making skills

Learners are highly involved in decision-making at Penygraig Junior School which has made them motivated problem-solvers. This enables them to work more independently. Read more >

Garnteg attendance

Engaging parents and improving attendance

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Garnteg Primary School uses family engagement projects and after-school clubs to encourage parents to help reduce learner absence. Read more >

Wolfscastle

Engaging with pupils and parents to improve pupil attendance

Wolfscastle Primary School has achieved consistently low pupil absence rates after involving learners and parents in the development of their attendance policy. Read more >

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