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Improving teaching through an emphasis on professional learning

At Y Pant Comprehensive School, teaching and learning has improved through an emphasis on reflective practice. The school has implemented a number of mechanisms for colleagues to share and reflect on what they do well. Read more >

Pupils influence and improve the curriculum

Cefn Hengoed Community School has developed a wide range of strategies to involve pupils in decision-making that directly impacts their learning experiences and wellbeing. Strong and committed leadership has resulted in sustained improvements in pupils’ performance and wellbeing. Read more >

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Driving improvement through professional development

The Aspiring Leaders programme at Pontarddulais Comprehensive not only raises teaching standards but also makes a significant contribution to better pupil outcomes and school improvement. Read more >

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Enriching the modern curriculum

Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni is one of the ‘pioneer schools’ developing and piloting a new curriculum for Wales. It draws on Welsh roots and global links to provide rich, engaging learning experiences for pupils. Read more >

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Accelerating pupil learning

Treorchy Comprehensive School links Welsh language to heritage and culture to enrich and accelerate pupils’ learning. Read more >

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Developing effective partnerships

As a community school committed to excellence Treorchy Comprehensive School’s vision is to develop young people in collaboration with the wider community. Read more >

Mary Immaculate

Using targeted support to increase attendance and improve behaviour

Mary Immaculate RC High School supports vulnerable learners with ‘The Bridge’, a learning area located in a quiet part of the school that supports pupils with emotional, behavioural and learning needs. Read more >

Cefn Hengoed

Developing new strategies to improve the quality of teaching

Cefn Hengoed Community School has developed a three-pronged approach to improving teaching and learning. By improving lesson planning, the evaluation of teaching and professional development for staff teaching has become a real strength of the school. Read more >

Bro Myrddin

Encouraging pupils to become involved in their community and the wider world

Ysgol Gyfun Bro Myrddin improves learners’ social and decision-making skills through engagement with the local community and involvement in projects across Europe. Read more >

Bryn Elian

Taking multiple approaches to improve literacy and numeracy at secondary school

Staff at Ysgol Bryn Elian have improved pupils’ reading and numeracy skills, by reviewing the school curriculum, running literacy intervention projects and extending the time spent teaching English and Mathematics. Read more >