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Improving learner retention and success through progress monitoring

The Construction Industry Training Board has developed a performance management system to track apprentices’ progress which has led to improved learner retention and success rates. Read more >

Coleg Cambria - building a new identity

Strong leadership and effective governance helped to create a successful and robust new identityfor the newly formed Coleg Cambria. A shared ethos and culture underpins the college’s excellent current performance and prospects for improvement. Read more >

Meeting employer needs with a skills-focused curriculum

A skills-focused curriculum and effective partnerships with a wide range of local employers help hair and beauty learners at Coleg Cambria achieve the qualifications and skills they need for employment. Read more >

The digitally-enabled college

Coleg Cambria is strongly committed to using technology to develop innovative learning opportunities, flexible learning environments and effective business practices. Read more >

Sharing expertise with parents, carers and schools

Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn is the regional centre for autism in North Wales. It engages closely with parents, carers and with schools and colleges to share its expertise through support, guidance and a wide range of training courses. Read more >

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Driving improvement through professional development

The Aspiring Leaders programme at Pontarddulais Comprehensive not only raises teaching standards but also makes a significant contribution to better pupil outcomes and school improvement. Read more >

Exploring and learning outdoors

Rossett House Nursery has developed innovative outdoor learning experiences that engage children and help them develop literacy and numeracy through role-play. Read more >

Developing positive attitudes to learning

A caring and supportive atmosphere with consistent routines and clear rules for behaviour help make Sticky Fingers Nursery a positive and friendly place to learn. Read more >

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Focusing on improvement

A culture of honest self-evaluation, linked to school improvement planning and a focus on excellent teaching helps Birchgrove Primary School to raise standards. Read more >

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Building pupils' learning power

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School uses a variety of techniques and strategies to help pupils become better learners. It works in partnership with the University of Exeter to keep raising standards. Read more >

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