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Matching the curriculum for Wales to school values and teacher aspirations

Putting the wow factor into learning meant Llanishen Fach Primary School encouraging staff to take risks to develop a rich and creative curriculum. The school has embraced reform and promotes the belief that anything is possible. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation and planning and preparation. Read more >

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Regular evaluation to drive change and raise standards

Cornist Park Primary increases pupil creativity, self-esteem and motivation by regular evaluation of the teachers’ approach to pedagogy and exploring new ways of learning. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, realising change and evaluating change. Read more >

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Creating a learning plaza leads to positive changes in pupil engagement

Undy Primary School created a learning plaza so pupils could complete activities independently and away from the main classroom. As a result, nearly all pupils develop high standards of independent and collaborative learning and levels of pupil engagement have risen. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, and realising change. Read more >

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Working with pupils to plan a better curriculum

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lôn Las considers the pupil voice when providing opportunities to plan activities and decide on new themes. Teachers focus firmly on providing meaningful opportunities to develop pupils’ understanding of the four purposes. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation and planning and preparation. Read more >

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Challenging pupils’ learning, challenging outcomes

Burry Port Primary measures its pupils’ progress every half term, in order to identify areas that need improvement, but also to celebrate successes and promote strengths. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, realising change and evaluating change. Read more >

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Involving parents, pupils, and teachers to create a rich, innovative curriculum

Penllergaer Primary School radically changed its curriculum, following workshops with parents, pupils, and teachers. Overly detailed lesson plans were swapped for rich tasks that provide worthwhile opportunities for pupils to develop their skills. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation and planning and preparation. Read more >

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Championing a new curriculum through a school cluster

Primary schools in Barry have been working together since 2016 to prepare for curriculum development. Commitment, regular meetings, clear communication and shared knowledge and experiences have made the group a success. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation and planning and preparation. Read more >

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Championing a new curriculum through a school cluster

Primary schools in Barry have been working together since 2016 to prepare for curriculum development. Commitment, regular meetings, clear communication and shared knowledge and experiences have made the group a success. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation and planning and preparation. Read more >

teachers at table

Championing a new curriculum through a school cluster

Primary schools in Barry have been working together since 2016 to prepare for curriculum development. Commitment, regular meetings, clear communication and shared knowledge and experiences have made the group a success. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation and planning and preparation. Read more >

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Placing the rights of the child at the heart of curriculum development

Hafod Primary School develops pupils’ aspirations through shared values, including love, simplicity and tolerance. Pupils, who are from many diverse backgrounds, learn through an innovative curriculum that uses local resources and focuses on creative arts to improve skills. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation and realising change. Read more >

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