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Making literacy and numeracy a priority

Making literacy and numeracy a priority

Eveswell Primary School, Newport, has worked hard to raise pupils’ standards of literacy and numeracy. Teachers are trained how to successfully implement the national literacy and numeracy frameworks. Staff review all schemes of work to ensure complete coverage and progression for pupils. Read more >

Professional learning enhances the quality of education and helps improve outcomes

Professional learning enhances the quality of education and helps improve outcomes

Over the past six years, three primary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan have worked closely together to improve learning and teaching in their schools. The headteachers and senior staff at Barry Island Primary School, Rhws Primary School and Romilly Primary School have established successful professional learning communities, for example, focusing on assessment for learning, improving investigative science work and enhancing the use of the outdoor environment. These projects have helped to improve the quality of education and enabled pupils to achieve better outcomes. Read more >

It all adds up

It all adds up

Tags: Numeracy

At Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr sixth form, Swansea, students have used their real-life experience of buying a car to develop their number skills and achieve level 3 in the Welsh Baccalaureate. Read more >

Whole-school dedication + innovation = better numeracy skills

Whole-school dedication + innovation = better numeracy skills

Tags: Numeracy

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin, Camarthen, has embedded numeracy in the curriculum across all subjects. Led by the mathematics department, senior managers followed specific pupils for a day, looking at how well skills learnt in mathematics lessons could be transferred to different situations. The school produced an action plan to develop this concept further. Read more >

The key to success – demand and believe that pupils can achieve the highest standards possible

The key to success – demand and believe that pupils can achieve the highest standards possible

Caerleon Comprehensive School, Newport, continually insists on and achieves high standards in the classroom. This has been due to the development of a number of strategies, and an unwavering belief and confidence that the vast majority of pupils can and will achieve the highest standards possible. Read more >

College supports individual learning needs

College supports individual learning needs

Tags: Numeracy

Coleg Llandrillo Cymru, North Wales, is committed to supporting every student, offering a tailored response for individual needs. With help from the college to overcome significant barriers to learning, one young man successfully gained the numeracy skills required for a place on a construction course. Read more >

An innovative, thematic approach to curriculum planning in Year 7 helps develop pupils’ literacy skills

An innovative, thematic approach to curriculum planning in Year 7 helps develop pupils’ literacy skills

At Ysgol Eirias, Conwy, the literacy skills developed by pupils in Year 7 provide a solid foundation for their progression through key stage 3. Following a curriculum that is designed to develop skills, pupils have clear objectives and their progression is regularly monitored and evaluated. Read more >

Rising to the literacy challenge

Rising to the literacy challenge

Tags: Literacy

Sandfields Comprehensive School, Neath Port Talbot, has raised standards in literacy through providing catch-up language workshops for pupils, providing staff training and analysing pupil performance data. Read more >

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Raising standards in literacy and numeracy

Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr, Swansea, is committed to raising standards in literacy and numeracy as well as improving the level of achievement of more able and talented pupils. Teachers formed working groups to observe pupils and fed back in training sessions. Strategies were then developed to help pupils develop their skills. As a result, not only have staff skills been strengthened but pupils results have improved. Read more >

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Learning Directors for literacy and numeracy

Elfed High School has adapted its leadership structure to respond to national priorities. New Learning Director posts have been created, for literacy and for numeracy, the post holders delivering learning opportunities to develop literacy and numeracy skills and supporting staff to consolidate these across the curriculum. There is now increased confidence in planning and delivering effective activities. Read more >

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