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Video: Supporting success

The College Ystrad Mynach is located in Caerphilly County Borough and comprises a main campus in Ystrad Mynach, a secondary campus in Rhymney, and a number of smaller centres in the area. At the time of the inspection, there were 243 learners in training in a variety of sector subject areas. The quality of support and guidance for work-based learners was outstanding. Read more >

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Video: Parent partnership

Ysgol Morfa Rhianedd is a community primary school that provides Welsh medium education to pupils in Llandudno and the surrounding district and is maintained by Conwy County Borough Council. Cylch Meithrin Morfa Rhianedd is based in a purpose-built cabin in the school and provides education for children under five. Read more >

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Video: Siarad Cymraeg?

Llantrisant Primary School is situated on the edge of the village of Llantrisant. At the time of the inspection, the school catered for about 118 full-time equivalent learners. Around 17% of pupils were entitled to free school meals, which was close to the national average. Many children entered school with no knowledge of the Welsh language. Read more >

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Video: Tackling poverty through a multi-agency approach

Coedcae School, located in Carmarthenshire has 24% of pupils entitled to free school meals and 48% of learners come from the most deprived areas in Wales. The school ensures that they know their pupils and families well so that they can provide the correct support. Read more >

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Video: Tackling poverty though improving attendance

Cefn Hengoed Community School, Swansea, lies in the eleventh most deprived ward in Wales. Improving attendance is a strategic priority that has been explicit in the school development plan. Read more >

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Video: Tackling poverty through engaging parents

Herbert Thompson Primary School is situated in a deprived area of Cardiff, with approximately 58% of pupils entitled to free school meals. Staff encourage parents to play an active part in school life and the parent council works in partnership with the school. Read more >


Video: Best practice in teaching and learning in the creative arts at key stage 2

This short film illustrates best practice strategies for teaching and learning in the creative arts in primary schools. Staff from six schools across Wales explain how their strategies have developed pupils’ skills in art and design, music, dance and drama. Read more >

Using male role models to improve boys’ writing skills

Ysgol Glan Gele in Abergele set up a ‘Dads and Lads’ group to help improve boys’ writing skills. The sessions gave parents time to experience quality learning with their child and resulted in improved writing standards at the end of the Foundation Phase. Read more >

A programme to help pupils in their ‘First 50’ days of secondary school

A programme to help pupils in their ‘First 50’ days of secondary school

Howell’s School in Llandaff places high levels of wellbeing at the heart of their approach to helping pupils settle in. The school introduced ‘First 50’ – a wellbeing programme that provides pupils with a series of experiences over the first 50 days of Year 12 to ensure that the move to a new school was a positive experience. Read more >

Welcoming families from overseas

Welcoming families from overseas

Pillgwenlly Primary School in Newport offers numerous highly effective family engagement initiatives to welcome and assist families who have arrived from overseas. The initiatives have improved standards for disadvantaged learners and have provided those learners with the literacy and social skills they require to achieve at school. Read more >