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Developing strategies to improve the self-belief and basic skills of pupils with additional learning needs

Victoria Primary School supports vulnerable learners with one-to-one support in an environment designed to reduce challenging behaviour. This has improved learning and social experiences for all pupils at the school. Read more >


Pupils working together to plan the curriculum for their school

Learners in Gladestry Primary School work with both teaching staff and each other to set learning targets and improve their school environment. As a result, pupils are highly engaged and attendance is well above average. Read more >


Enhancing literacy skills of more-able pupils through additional mentoring and support

Evenlode Primary School supports the reading and writing skills of more-able pupils through a partner with specialist language teaching skills. Working with a local secondary school also helped these pupils produce written work of outstanding quality. Read more >

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Employing multiple strategies to improve pupils’ thinking skills

Mynydd Cynffig Infants School has put thinking and learning at the heart of the curriculum, and has employed a range of methods to help pupils think creatively. This has resulted in a significant increase in standards of language, literacy and communication. Read more >

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Using staff expertise and passions creates motivated and high achieving learners

To create engaging resources that break down barriers to learning, staff at Rhiwbeina Primary School use exciting topics that reflect their interests and talents. Their approach successfully developed children’s literacy, numeracy, digital competence, and social and life skills. Read more >

Supporting pupils with additional learning needs through integrated strategies

Ensuring all pupils reach their potential is central to the aims of Dolau Primary School. Staff have ensured that many pupils with additional learning needs achieve well and make significant progress which has improved motivation across the curriculum. Read more >

Tackling the impact of deprivation on pupil attainment

Hafod-y-Wern Primary School carefully manages and monitors the impact of deprivation on pupil attainment. As a result, the school has increased attendance, lowered exclusion rates, improved standards in key subjects and built positive working relationships with parents. Read more >

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Pupils shape their own curriculum

Albert School, Penarth, has seen improvements in pupils’ motivation, engagement and the quality of work after involving learners in curriculum design. Read more >

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A nurturing and caring community improves behaviour and learning

Pencaerau Primary in Cardiff found that the right encouragement, combined with additional pupil support, can improve behaviour and attendance. Read more >

A dedicated manager to monitor literacy and numeracy skills development

Ysgol Glan Gele in Abergele were keen to ensure that planning for the literacy and numeracy skills framework was given the highest priority. Working together in staff and year group meetings to map out specific skills in their plans, the school has seen significant improvements in pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills. Read more >