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Supporting professional learning through action research

Teachers at Castell Alun High School have worked in teams to evaluate teaching looking at different themes as part of the school’s wider continuous professional development programme. Success can be attributed to a collaborative ethos that has generated high quality learning in the classroom and beyond. Read more >

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Effective partnership working between schools supports pupils’ transition between key stage 2 and key stage 3

New pupils at Tredegar Comprehensive School settle quickly and build on their previous learning, thanks to a positive relationship with cluster primary schools. Investment in a joint teacher development programme has also considerably benefited standards. Read more >

Learning through play in a real-life context

The creation of a ‘village’ at Cadoxton Primary School encourages children in the foundation phase to develop many skills by providing experiences in a real-life context. Read more >

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Providing enriched experiences to develop skills

An ambitious and innovative weather project is just one way that Ysgol y Wern has developed and planned cross-curricular learning which challenges pupils’ ICT, numeracy and literacy skills. Read more >

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Securing high quality teaching through professional development

A combination of in-house training and an emphasis on self-evaluation creates opportunities for explorative learning and continual school improvement at Lamphey Primary School. Read more >

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Creating an innovative curriculum using the expressive arts

Mynydd Cynffig Primary School has placed expressive arts at the heart of developing an innovative curriculum. Capturing pupil’s interest and imagination, it has had a positive impact on their enjoyment of learning and improved teacher/pupil relationships as well as outcomes. Read more >

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Putting digital learning at the heart of the curriculum

At Darran Park Primary, learners have regular opportunities to develop digital skills, from collaborating with other schools to learn about the Second World War, to using innovative software packages to create Roald Dahl inspired stories. Read more >

Video: Provision for literacy and numeracy – Active and experiential learning

Chapter 3 of this active and experiential learning film looks at provision for literacy and numeracy in the foundation phase. To find out more about the good practice we’ve identified, read the full report. Read more >

Video: Teaching and assessment – Active and experiential learning

Chapter 4 of this active and experiential learning film looks at teaching and assessment in the foundation phase. To find out more about the good practice we’ve identified, read the full report. Read more >

A flexible curriculum that responds to the needs of individual learners

The curriculum at Fitzalan High School is tailored according to the potential, progress and ability of each learner. The flexible nature of the curriculum means that staff can respond to learners’ needs throughout the year. Read more >

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