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Innovative interventions that lead to improvement in attainment

Oldcastle Primary School’s mathematics intervention has transformed the subject for the lowest achieving learners and raised standards for all. The school is also the first in Wales to use a new system to support pupils' speech and language therapy. Read more >

Building partnerships to improve aspirations and outcomes in science and technology

Oldcastle Primary School has worked with businesses and universities to develop a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) week that has improved pupils’ aspirations and attainment. Read more >

Using assessment for learning to close gaps in pupils’ learning

At Hendredenny Park Primary School all staff use assessment for learning techniques to identify gaps in pupils’ learning. Targeted interventions are used promptly to help close the gaps. Read more >

Creative strategies that encourage thinking and high attainment

Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd develop pupils’ thinking skills through philosophy and encourage creativity through improvised drama activities. Read more >

Planning to develop pupils’ multilingual skills

At Ysgol Pencae, pupils’ Welsh and English skills are developed in order to ensure that they are fully bilingual by the time they attend secondary school. The school’s older pupils are also given opportunities to learn French and Mandarin. Read more >

Using games to improve pupils’ literacy skills

Staff at Ysgol Parcyrhun have created a bank of differentiated games that provide opportunities for pupils to practice their oral, reading and writing skills on a daily basis. Read more >

Improving science skills and engagement through local partnerships

Ysgol Pencae has built partnerships within the local community in order to offer science experiences that develop learners’ skills and engagement in the subject. Read more >

Building effective partnerships to improve learning outcomes and wellbeing

Presteigne Primary School has developed effective partnerships with organisations including the town council, local high school and the Alzheimer’s Society. Read more >

Encouraging independent and inquisitive learners in the Foundation Phase

At Blaengwawr Primary School, consistent planning across the Foundation Phase ensures a child-centred learning environment and provides challenge for every pupil. Read more >

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