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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Planning for good quality outdoor learning

Strategic leadership at Gogerddan Childcare has embedded outdoor learning in the nursery’s provision. As a result, there have been improvements in children’s confidence and language development. Read more >

Encouraging learners to achieve more than they expect of themselves

Staff at Oakleigh House School have encouraged learners to be more resilient when faced with challenges, to learn from their mistakes and to become more independent in all aspects of their learning. Read more >

Using games to improve pupils’ literacy skills

Staff at Ysgol Parcyrhun have created a bank of differentiated games that provide opportunities for pupils to practice their oral, reading and writing skills on a daily basis. Read more >

Planning to develop pupils’ multilingual skills

At Ysgol Pencae, pupils’ Welsh and English skills are developed in order to ensure that they are fully bilingual by the time they attend secondary school. The school’s older pupils are also given opportunities to learn French and Mandarin. Read more >

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