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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 >

Improving teaching through an emphasis on professional learning

At Y Pant Comprehensive School, teaching and learning has improved through an emphasis on reflective practice. The school has implemented a number of mechanisms for colleagues to share and reflect on what they do well. 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 >

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Driving improvement through professional development

The Aspiring Leaders programme at Pontarddulais Comprehensive not only raises teaching standards but also makes a significant contribution to better pupil outcomes and school improvement. Read more >

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Enriching the modern curriculum

Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni is one of the ‘pioneer schools’ developing and piloting a new curriculum for Wales. It draws on Welsh roots and global links to provide rich, engaging learning experiences for pupils. Read more >

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Accelerating pupil learning

Treorchy Comprehensive School links Welsh language to heritage and culture to enrich and accelerate pupils’ learning. Read more >

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Developing effective partnerships

As a community school committed to excellence Treorchy Comprehensive School’s vision is to develop young people in collaboration with the wider community. Read more >

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Using targeted support to increase attendance and improve behaviour

Mary Immaculate RC High School supports vulnerable learners with ‘The Bridge’, a learning area located in a quiet part of the school that supports pupils with emotional, behavioural and learning needs. Read more >

Cefn Hengoed

Developing new strategies to improve the quality of teaching

Cefn Hengoed Community School has developed a three-pronged approach to improving teaching and learning. By improving lesson planning, the evaluation of teaching and professional development for staff teaching has become a real strength of the school. Read more >