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Innovative interventions that lead to improvement in attainment

Oldcastle Primary School’s mathematics intervention has transformed the subject for the lowest achieving learners and raised standards for all. The school is also the first in Wales to use a new system to support pupils' speech and language therapy. Read more >

Building partnerships to improve aspirations and outcomes in science and technology

Oldcastle Primary School has worked with businesses and universities to develop a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) week that has improved pupils’ aspirations and attainment. Read more >

An inspiring learning environment for delivering Foundation Phase education

At Poppies Day Nursery, the inspiring indoor and outdoor learning environments provide exciting opportunities for children to develop important skills. Read more >

Using assessment for learning to close gaps in pupils’ learning

At Hendredenny Park Primary School all staff use assessment for learning techniques to identify gaps in pupils’ learning. Targeted interventions are used promptly to help close the gaps. Read more >

Developing a strategic vision for improving education

Following the arrival of a new headteacher at Bryntirion Comprehensive School, a leadership team was put in place that enabled the school to focus on delivering high quality education. Read more >

Working with local businesses to enrich the Welsh Baccalaureate

Ysgol y Preseli has forged links with local businesses and entrepreneurs to ensure that the Welsh Baccalaureate nurtures the skills that learners need to succeed in employment. Read more >

Supportive leadership that drives improvement

At Sunflower Tots, the childcare co-ordinator monitors staff regularly to give her a good understanding of the playgroup’s strengths and areas for development. This allows her to identify the new resources and training needed to improve provision. Read more >

Creative strategies that encourage thinking and high attainment

Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd develop pupils’ thinking skills through philosophy and encourage creativity through improvised drama activities. Read more >

Engaging all pupils in the Welsh language

At Greenfield Special School, senior leaders have embraced the challenge to improve pupils’ Welsh language skills. As a result, nearly all pupils make extensive progress in relation to their needs, abilities and starting points. Read more >

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