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Effective strategies support the social and emotional wellbeing of pupils

Staff at Redhill Preparatory School place emotional intelligence as priority. The school has implement strategies to support the social and emotional wellbeing of pupils through questionnaires and self-registration, skills sessions and pupil-led focus groups to discuss any concerns openly. Read more >

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Incorporating information and communication technology seamlessly into all lessons

Teachers at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern train to ensure they are aware of the latest digital developments to support pupils in using ICT. At every opportunity, digital devices are used across lessons to develop pupils’ knowledge. This has resulted in improved standards and teachers confidently share their good practice with other schools. Read more >

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Successful behaviours through reward-based programme

A reward-based programme that was trialled in the USA has been implemented in Aran Hall independent special school. The programme has helped the majority of pupils to manage their own behaviour successfully. As a result, pupils now attend school regularly and treat others with dignity and respect. Pupils have learnt how to use the community safely, and attend college and work experience placements. From this, pupils have gained relevant accreditation for their work. Read more >

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Using yoga to raise standards of behaviour and improve concentration skills

Yoga sessions at Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel promote mindfulness and help pupils to relax, calm down and socialise. These sessions have improved concentration skills, foster resilience and encourage pupils to engage with learning. Read more >

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Pupil voice shapes the curriculum

Glan Usk Primary School have led curriculum innovation, professional learning and reflective practice. This has resulted in confident pupils who lead their own learning effectively. Classrooms include a Learning Wall for each pupil, highlighting the children’s planning, skills and lesson ideas. Each pupil has a significant voice in shaping the curriculum and their contributions are valued. Read more >

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Leaders and teachers set a good example

Leaders and teachers at The Bishop of Llandaff High School are committed to developing the quality of teaching through training, setting a good example, and helping pupils’ achieve their full potential. Pupils’ develop the skills necessary to be successful in an ever-changing world and understand a sense of morality. Read more >

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Planning and listening to pupils’ needs improves standards

The Bishop of Llandaff High School listens to families’ recommendations for their children’s futures. The school undergoes regular self-evaluation for its performance, management, teaching and provisions. Focusing on pupil support has raised standards. Read more >

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Improving the ‘iLearn’ curriculum through planning and evaluation

Learning managers at Olchfa Secondary School have planned schemes of work that focus on key areas specified in ‘Successful Futures’. These areas include iCommunicate, iCalculate, iDiscover, iThink, iCreate and iThrive which will develop pupils’ core skills. A team of teacher-researchers have been informing the school’s teaching and learning practice, ensuring that the learners are at the heart of planning and evaluation. Read more >

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An inclusive and nurturing environment for all children

Cwm Glas Primary School has focused on developing strong, nurturing and trusting relationships with parents to support their children’s learning needs and wellbeing. Leaders liaise with and support families, hosting nurture training events and family learning sessions. The inclusive and nurturing approach has resulted in all pupils progressing. Read more >

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Developing a skills-based curriculum in primary school

Tavernspite Primary School researched and developed engaging learning activities to enhance their pupils’ cross-curricular skills in meaningful contexts to attain the statutory demands of the new curriculum. Read more >

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