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Creating an engaging learning environment

Monkton Priory Community Primary School is a 'window on the world' for its pupils and the heart of a learning community based on equality, respect and doing your best. Read more >

Developing leadership at all levels to benefit teaching

Staff at Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Castell Nedd use a highly developed improvement strategy to help deliver good quality teaching. Read more >

Increasing literacy skills at an early age

By focusing on pupils' literacy from an early age teachers at Brynteg Nursery ensure learners become confident speakers and writers. Read more >

Improving pupils’ speaking and listening skills through an expanded curriculum

Children at Cwmfelinfach Primary School develop good listening and speaking abilities as well as better literacy and numeracy as a result of learning a broader range of subjects. Read more >

Pupils share learning experiences to encourage less engaged learners

Cwmfelinfach Primary School encourage learners with low self-esteem to shadow other pupils to help them gain confidence with learning. Read more >

Managing a merger of two schools so high standards of learning are maintained

When Cyfarthfa Park Primary School was formed senior staff were able to maintain teaching standards and improve attendance with a development plan that covered all aspects of the new school. Read more >

Kitchener attendance

Increasing attendance through better communication with parents

Improved communication with parents has seen pupil attendance at Kitchener Primary School significantly increase over the last three years, and the school now has some of the best attendance rates compared to other primary schools. Read more >

St Helens ALN

Helping children with additional learning needs reach their potential

Staff at St Helen’s Primary School provide good support for learners with additional learning needs and ensure pupils and parents have confidence in what the school does for these learners. Read more >

Kitchener Primary

Taking every opportunity to increase literacy

Staff at Kitchener Primary School have improved the literacy of pupils who speak English as an additional language by using a broad range of strategies and teaching methods. Read more >


Developing pupils' decision-making skills

Learners are highly involved in decision-making at Penygraig Junior School which has made them motivated problem-solvers. This enables them to work more independently. Read more >