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Kitchener attendance

Increasing attendance through better communication with parents

Improved communication with parents has seen pupil attendance at Kitchener Primary School significantly increase over the last three years, and the school now has some of the best attendance rates compared to other primary schools. Read more >

St Helens ALN

Helping children with additional learning needs reach their potential

Staff at St Helen’s Primary School provide good support for learners with additional learning needs and ensure pupils and parents have confidence in what the school does for these learners. Read more >

Kitchener Primary

Taking every opportunity to increase literacy

Staff at Kitchener Primary School have improved the literacy of pupils who speak English as an additional language by using a broad range of strategies and teaching methods. Read more >


Developing pupils' decision-making skills

Learners are highly involved in decision-making at Penygraig Junior School which has made them motivated problem-solvers. This enables them to work more independently. Read more >

St Helens

Engaging with parents to improve pupil attendance

Through a combination of after-school classes for pupils and wider family engagement, staff at St Helen’s Primary School have reduced pupil absence and created an inclusive learning environment. Read more >

Garnteg partnership working

Working in partnership with parents to raise learner literacy and numeracy

Family learning sessions are run by Garnteg Primary School to increase parental involvement in their children’s learning. This has benefitted the literacy and numeracy of both parents and pupils. Read more >

Gilfach Fargoed

Improving pupil literacy and numeracy through effective teacher self-evaluation

A robust system of teacher self-evaluation overseen by senior staff has resulted in a significant improvement in pupil literacy and numeracy across all ages at Gilfach Fargoed Primary school. Read more >

Garnteg attendance

Engaging parents and improving attendance

Garnteg Primary School uses family engagement projects and after-school clubs to encourage parents to help reduce learner absence. Read more >


Engaging with pupils and parents to improve pupil attendance

Wolfscastle Primary School has achieved consistently low pupil absence rates after involving learners and parents in the development of their attendance policy. Read more >

Dyffryn y Glowyr

Pupils’ skills across the curriculum are improved through joint working with another primary school

By setting learning challenges for each other, pupils in Ysgol Dyffryn y Glowyr and a partner school have developed their creative writing to a high standard, improved their discussion skills and generated greater enthusiasm for mathematics. Read more >