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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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Putting pupil voices at the centre of planning to develop independent learning

Monnow Primary School identified that their curriculum was not engaging pupils, or meeting their needs fully. The school has since addressed these issues and developed a vibrant and innovative skills-based curriculum by valuing pupil voice and its role in curriculum design. 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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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 >

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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 >

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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