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Supporting pupils with English as an additional language to help them integrate

Westbourne School assesses the language ability of pupils who are learning English as an additional language before they start at the school. Pupils also have the opportunity to attend summer school prior to starting. Teachers promote high levels of pupil inclusion and encourage participation in activities, such as assemblies, charity events, international days and public speaking lessons. Read more >

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Effective strategies support the social and emotional wellbeing of pupils

Staff at Redhill Preparatory School place emotional intelligence as priority. The school has implement strategies to support the social and emotional wellbeing of pupils through questionnaires and self-registration, skills sessions and pupil-led focus groups to discuss any concerns openly. Read more >

A preventative approach to support wellbeing

Rougemont School has adopted a whole-school approach to support resilience and wellbeing. The initiatives have allowed pupils to thrive in their academic, social and emotional development. Read more >

Encouraging learners to achieve more than they expect of themselves

Staff at Oakleigh House School have encouraged learners to be more resilient when faced with challenges, to learn from their mistakes and to become more independent in all aspects of their learning. Read more >

Empowering students to make a positive difference in the world

Students at UWC Atlantic College expand their world view through engagement opportunities with local and international charities, other schools and non-governmental organisations. Read more >

Pupils’ life skills develop from their community work

Pupils’ life skills develop from their community work

Rydal Penrhos School, Conwy, fosters pupils’ sense of community and understanding of service to others from a very early age. Their extensive extra-curricular programme involves pupils in a wide range of community work, from working with charities to hosting tea parties for elderly residents. Read more >

Ambition is the key to achievement

Ambition is the key to achievement

The Cathedral School has developed a culture of accountability through its robust self-evaluation process, the challenge it provides to pupils and its strong teaching practices. Using various activities to develop these elements, from appointing external teacher mentors, to annual reviews of teaching and learning, the school has reaped benefits at all levels. Read more >

Going for Gold!

Going for Gold!

The ‘Headmaster’s Award’ programme at The Cathedral School was designed to provide focus and achievement in key stage 3 to ensure pupils continue to progress when they reach Year 7. From being involved in charitable work to taking part in a sporting competition, learners complete various activities to further their skills in a particular area. Read more >

A programme to help pupils in their ‘First 50’ days of secondary school

A programme to help pupils in their ‘First 50’ days of secondary school

Howell’s School in Llandaff places high levels of wellbeing at the heart of their approach to helping pupils settle in. The school introduced ‘First 50’ – a wellbeing programme that provides pupils with a series of experiences over the first 50 days of Year 12 to ensure that the move to a new school was a positive experience. Read more >