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Establishing behaviour groups

Christchurch CP School has established the “Sunflower Behaviour Group” in order to address the needs of specific pupils. Within this resource, the curriculum can be followed in a supportive environment, behaviour openly discussed, and good behaviour encouraged through positive reinforcement and reward. Pupils using it have shown significant improvement. Read more >

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Drama into writing

St Gwladys Bargoed Primary School has used the process and techniques of drama in order to motivate speakers, readers and writers in lessons. All staff have gained knowledge of a range of drama techniques, which they have integrated into lessons, thus providing intellectual and emotional engagement, and helping to shape the content of writing. 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 >

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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: 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 >


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 >

Using male role models to improve boys’ writing skills

Ysgol Glan Gele in Abergele set up a ‘Dads and Lads’ group to help improve boys’ writing skills. The sessions gave parents time to experience quality learning with their child and resulted in improved writing standards at the end of the Foundation Phase. Read more >

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Welcoming families from overseas

Pillgwenlly Primary School in Newport offers numerous highly effective family engagement initiatives to welcome and assist families who have arrived from overseas. The initiatives have improved standards for disadvantaged learners and have provided those learners with the literacy and social skills they require to achieve at school. Read more >