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Early intervention addresses children’s needs and improves standards

Early intervention addresses children’s needs and improves standards

High Cross Primary School, Newport, uses early intervention to address the growing diversity of needs presented by the children. The school has developed a range of processes and specially trained staff in order to provide targeted interventions based on the needs of the pupils. Read more >

Family learning

Family learning

Miskin Primary School, Rhondda Cynon Taff, focussed on improving the wellbeing of pupils by involving parents in learning. The school introduced a range of activities and initiatives with partners to bring the family into the centre of learning and has succeeded in enhancing the quality of provision for pupils and parents. Read more >

Business enterprise improving skills

Business enterprise improving skills

At Llanyrafon Primary School, Torfaen, business enterprise projects provide all year groups with the opportunity to apply their skills to real life situations. The school encourages pupils to plan, run and assess their businesses in order to develop their literacy, numeracy and life skills. Read more >

Improving the leadership structure using best practice

Improving the leadership structure using best practice

After their Estyn inspection in 2012, Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School, Rhondda Cynon Taff, decided to review their leadership structure. The senior management team adopted a systematic approach to review the effectiveness of the current structure. They looked at key features of the leadership model at best practice schools and devised their own model. Read more >

Parents take an active part in school life

Parents take an active part in school life

St David's C.I.W. Primary School, Cardiff, identified the importance of parental involvement in supporting children’s learning. The school has worked hard to implement a structure that fully involves parents in school life, including introducing a parent council and parent workshops. Read more >

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 >

Giving pupils a voice

Giving pupils a voice

At St. Philip Evans R.C. Primary School, Cardiff, pupils have a considerable influence on what and how they learn. Children are involved in reviewing the week’s work programme, contribute ideas and vote on which suggestions to implement. Read more >

Valuing learner voice

Valuing learner voice

Area of sector-leading practice which has been identified during inspection and relates to a particular quality indicator: Read more >

Happy teachers, happy pupils 

Happy teachers, happy pupils

Distributed leadership and health and well-being are central to the successful rise in pupils’ standards at All Saints’ CIW Primary School, Cardiff. All teachers are passionate about their subjects and have a clear understanding of the school’s priorities Read more >

Outdoor learning at the beach

Outdoor learning at the beach

Pupils at Ysgol Bryn Hedydd, Denbighshire, have benefited from a “Beach school” initiative. The school has developed a scheme to create opportunities for children to learn outdoors and they regularly hold lessons on the beach. Read more >

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