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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 >

Effective feedback to support independent learners

Palmerston Primary School have developed an approach to assessment for learning that ensures pupils act upon the feedback they receive. Read more >

Encouraging independent learners

At Pembroke Dock Community School, a number of strategies have been introduced that encourage pupils to be responsible for their own learning and become more capable at assessing their own work. Read more >

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Assessing children's learning to make teaching more effective

Staff at Sunshines Pre-School nursery carefully assess all aspects of children's learning to ensure they progress well in all areas. Read more >

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Observing children's play to establish the progression of their basic skills

Staff at Llandogo Early Years nursery carefully monitor children's play to assess which skills are stronger and which require additional development. Read more >

Whole-school tracking system helps to raise standards

Whole-school tracking system helps to raise standards

Ysgol y Moelwyn, Gwynedd, identified the need to establish a robust tracking system and a specific follow-up intervention procedure in order to improve achievement. The school successfully implemented a new system, developed ways to support those children identified as requiring help and raised attainment levels. Read more >

Ambitious targets improve pupil performance

Ambitious targets improve pupil performance

Cwmtawe Community School, Neath Port Talbot, has high expectations of its pupils. Using a range of assessment data, the school sets challenging target grades for all pupils in each subject and monitors closely pupils’ progress towards achieving these targets. A rigorous mentoring system supports pupils who are not making suitable progress and also ensures that more able and talented pupils are not allowed to perform below their ability. Read more >

Celebrating strengths to improve development

Celebrating strengths to improve development

Tiny Beginnings Day Nursery in Monmouthshire has designed a system to identify priorities for children’s learning, set development targets and track their progression. They also work closely with parents and children so that they know their strengths. Read more >