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Innovation through teamwork

Bryn Deva County Primary School develops good practice through internal reflective practice projects, places pupil wellbeing as the number one priority, and selects curriculum themes according to pupils’ needs and interests. A boatbuilding project on the River Dee proved a creative way of improving boys’ literacy. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, and realising change. Read more >

Creative and stimulating activities through pupil immersion days

Senior leaders developed a plan for professional learning, enabling staff to engage in international curriculum research. All staff are now able to monitor, evaluate and review curriculum changes and actively participate in joint planning for change. As part of these changes, pupil immersion days provide a variety of creative and stimulating activities, and during transition all pupils mind map their interests and topics for future learning. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, and planning and preparation. Read more >

Creativity in the recording of pupil assessment

In Radnor Valley Primary, the creativity of teachers in relation to the curriculum extends to the way that pupil assessment is recorded. Pupils choose their own challenging success criteria for each activity, and teachers evaluate where pupils are on their improvement journey “flight plan”. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, and planning and preparation. Read more >

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Securing high quality teaching through professional development

A combination of in-house training and an emphasis on self-evaluation creates opportunities for explorative learning and continual school improvement at Lamphey Primary School. Read more >

Effective distribution of staff responsibilities to promote professional learning and shared responsibility

At Ysgol Comins Coch, staff collaboration and distribution of leadership nurtures a professional learning culture that has had a significant impact on teaching and learning. Read more >

Professional learning opportunities that raise standards

At Dŵr y Felin Comprehensive School, leadership responsibilities have been distributed to many staff who have contributed significantly to the school’s improvement work. Read more >

Supporting governors to fulfil their role more effectively

Ysgol Gynradd Bontnewydd developed a training programme for its governors that equipped them with the knowledge and skills needed to better fulfil their role. 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 >

Digital technology in primary school life

By embedding digital technology into school life, Cornist Park Community Primary School has enhanced the digital competency of pupils, staff, parents, governors and the wider community. Read more >

Improving learner retention and success through progress monitoring

The Construction Industry Training Board has developed a performance management system to track apprentices’ progress which has led to improved learner retention and success rates. Read more >

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