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A star is born

A star is born

A school in Ceredigion joined forces with Disability Sport Wales to help and encourage a pupil with disabilities achieve sporting excellence and develop great leadership skills in football. Read more >

ICT creates new learning experiences for pupils with SEN

ICT creates new learning experiences for pupils with SEN

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre in Caerphilly uses gesture-based technology to help improve the independence, communication and interaction range of pupils with special educational needs. Following a review they introduced technology such as an interactive floor projector to allow pupils with complex needs to interact meaningfully with the environment. Pupils now rely less on others to provide their learning experiences. Read more >

A safe and secure environment helps pupils flourish

A safe and secure environment helps pupils flourish

At Ysgol Maes Dyfan, pupils benefit from one-to-one sessions with a Learning Coach which have boosted their communications skills, raised their confidence and increased self-awareness. Read more >

The power of one voice. One pupil really can make a difference!

The power of one voice. One pupil really can make a difference!

A Flintshire primary school pupil who uses a wheelchair gave his school a list of recommendations for changes to the school and its grounds to provide safer access for wheelchair users. Read more >

Working together to improve wellbeing for work-based learning

Working together to improve wellbeing for work-based learning

Vocational Skills Partnership is a consortium of four private work based learning providers in Abercynon. Together they have created an online wellbeing hub where learners, employers and employees can access the latest information on improving their wellbeing. Read more >

Leading learners across Wales by example

Leading learners across Wales by example

ISA training in Bridgend encourages its learners to take a holistic view of their career path and has inspired Hair and Beauty learners to become state registered. The training company has undertaken a major national campaign to raise the profile of the level 3 qualification needed for state registration, ensuring that their own learners feel genuinely motivated to advance within the industry as well as sharing this message with other learners across Wales. Read more >

The world is their Oyster

The world is their Oyster

ISA Training in Bridgend has raised the aspirations of learners studying Hair and Beauty by offering them new experiences through the Oyster Strategy. The strategy offers taster days, exchanges and gap years which have broadened learners’ horizons while also improving the development of essential skills, technical knowledge and confidence within the workplace. Read more >

Tackling poverty and disadvantage through the community

Tackling poverty and disadvantage through the community

Rhondda Cynon Taf ‘s E3+ programme, ‘Enrich, Extend, Excite’, targets young people at risk of exclusion, with low self-esteem and poor social skills as well as looked-after children or those who are more able and talented. Schools in the area offer activities such as sports, photography, dancing, journalism and cooking to foster a sense of worth and belonging in the school community. Over the past three years there has been a marked improvement in performance in education. Read more >

Monitoring learner experience

Monitoring learner experience

After expansion, ITEC Training Solutions Ltd, Cardiff, wanted to ensure that learner experience was at a top priority and developed a central way to measure feedback. The ITEC Data Responsiveness Internal Survey System (IDRIS) was created to monitor the quality of learning. Learners are asked to input feedback through IDRIS at three points during their learning. The tool then provides data and action is taken based on the feedback. Read more >