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Video: Tackling poverty through raising aspirations

Ysgol Y Castell Primary School in Carmarthenshire is in an area of high deprivation with 38% of pupils are currently entitled to free school meals. The school organises trips abroad to enrich the learning experiences of its disadvantaged pupils. Read more >

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Video: Building bridges

The Adult Community Learning Partnership in Merthyr Tydfil comprises a range of providers and support agencies including the local further education faculty, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, voluntary and community-based organisations, the University of Glamorgan and the Workers Educational Association (south Wales). Read more >

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Video: Top of its class

Bishop Gore School is an 11 to 18 comprehensive school situated in the Sketty area of Swansea. There are currently 1,213 pupils on roll. The percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals is significantly higher than the Welsh average. In its inspection, Bishop Gore gained the top Grades for all aspects of its work. Read more >

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Video: Supporting success

The College Ystrad Mynach is located in Caerphilly County Borough and comprises a main campus in Ystrad Mynach, a secondary campus in Rhymney, and a number of smaller centres in the area. At the time of the inspection, there were 243 learners in training in a variety of sector subject areas. The quality of support and guidance for work-based learners was outstanding. Read more >

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Video: Tackling poverty through a multi-agency approach

Coedcae School, located in Carmarthenshire has 24% of pupils entitled to free school meals and 48% of learners come from the most deprived areas in Wales. The school ensures that they know their pupils and families well so that they can provide the correct support. Read more >

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Video: Siarad Cymraeg?

Llantrisant Primary School is situated on the edge of the village of Llantrisant. At the time of the inspection, the school catered for about 118 full-time equivalent learners. Around 17% of pupils were entitled to free school meals, which was close to the national average. Many children entered school with no knowledge of the Welsh language. Read more >

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Video: Parent partnership

Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd is a community primary school that provides Welsh medium education to pupils in Llandudno and the surrounding district and is maintained by Conwy County Borough Council. Cylch Meithrin Morfa Rhianedd is based in a purpose-built cabin in the school and provides education for children under five. Read more >


Video: Best practice in teaching and learning in the creative arts at key stage 2

This short film illustrates best practice strategies for teaching and learning in the creative arts in primary schools. Staff from six schools across Wales explain how their strategies have developed pupils’ skills in art and design, music, dance and drama. Read more >

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Video: Tackling poverty through engaging parents

Herbert Thompson Primary School is situated in a deprived area of Cardiff, with approximately 58% of pupils entitled to free school meals. Staff encourage parents to play an active part in school life and the parent council works in partnership with the school. Read more >

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Video: Tackling poverty though improving attendance

Cefn Hengoed Community School, Swansea, lies in the eleventh most deprived ward in Wales. Improving attendance is a strategic priority that has been explicit in the school development plan. Read more >