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Supporting children’s speech and language therapy

Supporting children’s speech and language therapy

Cylch Meithrin Glan y Môr, Ceredigion, identified a rise in the number of children coming to the nursery with delayed speech. Staff met with the management committee to come up with ways of providing additional support. Read more >

Celebrating strengths to improve development

Celebrating strengths to improve development

Tiny Beginnings Day Nursery in Monmouthshire has designed a system to identify priorities for children’s learning, set development targets and track their progression. They also work closely with parents and children so that they know their strengths. Read more >

Going green raises environmental awareness at nursery

Going green raises environmental awareness at nursery

Puddleducks nursery, Monmouthshire, has set up an eco-committee including children, staff and parents to raise awareness about environmental issues. Children help to make the nursery more eco-friendly and have developed a greater understanding of their impact on the world around them. Read more >

Developing Welsh skills through an imaginative learning environment

Developing Welsh skills through an imaginative learning environment

Working hard to provide varied learning opportunities for children is at the heart of Ysgol Feithrin Pont-y-Pŵl, Torfaen. Staff encourage the children to initiate their own learning and provide them with the resources to aid development. Read more >

 Focussing on pupil voice

Focussing on pupil voice

Ysgol y Castell, Carmarthenshire, ensures that pupil voice is at the heart of planning, provision and evaluation. Pupils and their families work with staff and supporting agencies to plan focused learning activities. Staff ensure that pupils feel included and valued. 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 >

With a little help from my friends

With a little help from my friends

A peer-teaching observation scheme is proving a great success at Olchfa School, South Wales. The ‘critical friend’ service enables colleagues to be kept informed and receive constructive advice, while recognising, reinforcing and sharing good practice across departments. Read more >

A star is born

A star is born

A school in Ceredigion joined forces with Disability Sport Wales to help and encourage a pupil with disabilities achieve sporting excellence and develop great leadership skills in football. Read more >

Developing pupils’ financial skills makes economic sense

Developing pupils’ financial skills makes economic sense

Bishop Hedley Catholic High School, Merthyr Tydfil, places great importance on developing pupils’ financial knowledge, skills and understanding. Situated in an area of economic disadvantage, the school provides activities for pupils to take part in enterprise activities, meet with local business people and develop their skills in real-life situations. Read more >

Community partnership supports disadvantaged learners

Community partnership supports disadvantaged learners

Bishop Gore Comprehensive school’s commitment to supporting disadvantaged learners has made a significant impact on achievement, exclusion rates, understanding and tolerance. A close partnership with the local Ethnic Youth Support team has also helped to build strong community ties. Read more >

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