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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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Making families partners in learning

Brackla Primary School makes families a key part of the learning process, leading to improved standards in literacy, numeracy and attendance across the school. Read more >

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Enriching the modern curriculum

Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni is one of the ‘pioneer schools’ developing and piloting a new curriculum for Wales. It draws on Welsh roots and global links to provide rich, engaging learning experiences for pupils. Read more >

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Accelerating pupil learning

Treorchy Comprehensive School links Welsh language to heritage and culture to enrich and accelerate pupils’ learning. Read more >

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Improving wellbeing and standards of attainment

Ysgol Bryn Deva focuses strongly on increasing the life-chances of pupils through improving their wellbeing and standards of attainment – and its programmes are having a positive impact. Read more >

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Building partnerships with families

Family support, care and guidance are a key part of the ethos at Ysgol Maesglas – with a positive impact on attendance, wellbeing and active participation in learning. Read more >

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Supporting adult learning and skills acquisition

Launch community learning is helping local people in Monkton gain the confidence and skills to find employment. Read more >

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Finding new ways to widen pupils’ experiences

Staff at Severn Primary School constantly look for new ways to expand pupils’ horizons and aspirations. Learning is enriched with external visits and visitors to the school. Read more >

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Making spaces for play and learning outdoors

Plasyfelin Primary School has transformed its grounds so every space offers opportunities for pupils to play and learn. Read more >