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Improving learning outcomes through inspiring leadership

At Bridgend College, inspiring leadership has had a positive impact across all areas of the college. Managers understand how they contribute to the future success of the college and staff are supported to innovate and take risks. Read more >

Working with external partners to develop pupils’ skills and talents

At St Mellon’s C.I.W Primary, pupils work with partner organisations like Welsh National Opera to raise pupils’ skills, wellbeing and aspirations. Read more >

Effective partnerships that engage children and enrich the curriculum

Tredegarville C.I.W Primary has developed partnerships with local businesses and community organisations to provide a range of activities that enrich the curriculum and raise pupils’ and parents’ aspirations. Read more >

Cross-curricular themes that develop pupils’ key skills

Ty’n y Wern Primary School has introduced interesting cross-curricular themes, such as an annual arts festival and Welsh heritage projects. These give pupils a wealth of opportunities to develop their literacy, numeracy, and ICT skills. Read more >

Effective leadership for seamless school amalgamation

When Dinas Powys Primary School was formed from the amalgamation of two schools, clear strategic leadership ensured that the quality of teaching and learning in the new school was maintained. Read more >

Encouraging independent learners

At Pembroke Dock Community School, a number of strategies have been introduced that encourage pupils to be responsible for their own learning and become more capable at assessing their own work. Read more >

Improving outcomes for pupils receiving free school meals

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Y Castell has used the expertise of strategic partners to introduce interventions that have reduced the gap in achievement and wellbeing between learners eligible for free school meals and their peers. Read more >

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 >

Improving literacy through creative learning

Ysgol Cynwyd Sant plans exciting creative learning activities to develop pupils’ literacy skills. As a holder of Creative School status they cooperate with the Arts Council in their planning. 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 >

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