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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 >

Welcoming families from overseas

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 >