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Technology plays a significant role in helping pupils to achieve their potential

Technology plays a significant role in helping pupils to achieve their potential

Tŷ Gwyn Special School, Cardiff, has invested in new information and communication technology to help improve pupils’ communication skills and break down barriers to learning. Read more >

Leading the way online

Leading the way online

Ysgol Maes Hyfryd, Flintshire, has invested in the latest technology to improve teaching and learning and equip students with the skills they will need in the future, whilst ensuring their online safety. Staff use a particular software tool that improves the quality of teaching and learning in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and across the curriculum. It has contributed to a more student-centred learning approach and promoted greater independence across the school. Read more >

A philosophy of inclusion

A philosophy of inclusion

Ysgol Maes Hyfryd, Flintshire, has a clear philosophy that every student has the right to have his or her individual needs met. Although pupils have a wide range of special educational needs, the school took advantage of the amalgamation of three special schools to develop an inclusion programme that offers distinct and appropriate individual pathways. These pathways enable around half of the pupils to attend mainstream classes, developing their skills, confidence and independence and to follow accredited courses. Read more >

A safe and secure environment helps pupils flourish

A safe and secure environment helps pupils flourish

At Ysgol Maes Dyfan, pupils benefit from one-to-one sessions with a Learning Coach which have boosted their communications skills, raised their confidence and increased self-awareness. Read more >

INSPIRING school council: making change happen

Inspiring school council: making change happen

The school council of a special school in Pembrokeshire took up the challenge to get the local authority to adapt the roads near the school to ensure students using wheelchairs had safe, easy access to the local supermarket. Read more >

The power of one voice. One pupil really can make a difference!

The power of one voice. One pupil really can make a difference!

A Flintshire primary school pupil who uses a wheelchair gave his school a list of recommendations for changes to the school and its grounds to provide safer access for wheelchair users. Read more >

Partnership working provides wide range of learning opportunities

Partnership working provides wide range of learning opportunities

Coleg Sir Gar in Carmarthenshire works closely with a range of partners in order to widen the opportunities available to their learners. Partnerships include the local authority, schools, regional learning partnerships, employers and other providers of education and training. Read more >

Providing opportunities for more able and talented learners

Providing opportunities for more able and talented learners

Coleg Sir Gar in Carmarthenshire has ensured that their strategy for developing teaching and learning provides challenging opportunities for all learners with additional learning needs. The college has worked closely with partner providers to share best practice and has developed a number of initiatives to help pupils’ progress. Read more >

Working together to improve wellbeing for work-based learning

Working together to improve wellbeing for work-based learning

Vocational Skills Partnership is a consortium of four private work based learning providers in Abercynon. Together they have created an online wellbeing hub where learners, employers and employees can access the latest information on improving their wellbeing. Read more >

Leading learners across Wales by example

Leading learners across Wales by example

ISA training in Bridgend encourages its learners to take a holistic view of their career path and has inspired Hair and Beauty learners to become state registered. The training company has undertaken a major national campaign to raise the profile of the level 3 qualification needed for state registration, ensuring that their own learners feel genuinely motivated to advance within the industry as well as sharing this message with other learners across Wales. Read more >

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