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Local authority creates fully integrated Education and Children’s service

After Denbighshire County Council created a combined Education and Children’s Service, improvements were seen in communication, strategic planning and use of resources. Professionals have been able to better understand pupils’ needs and earlier identify vulnerable young people. The service has also improved learning environments, and support given to individuals and families. Read more >

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Raising standards of wellbeing among pupils and staff

Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel has an effective procedure for tracking and monitoring pupils’ wellbeing on a daily basis. The school holds intervention sessions to promote positive attitudes, enabling pupils to share their concerns, discuss their feelings and improve their self-control skills. Assemblies at the school discuss morals, and there are sessions to promote healthy and positive relationships, as well as classes for parents. A ‘Playground Buddy’ system is also in place to encourage pupils to include all of their peers in activities. Read more >

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Helping learners with their Welsh language skills outside the classroom with additional provision

At learners’ request Dysgu Cymraeg Morgannwg has extended their range of Welsh language courses to help develop skills outside the classroom. These include reading/discussion groups in a variety of areas, held over the summer months with the support of experienced tutors. Read more >

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Support sessions help behaviour and learning

Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn work closely with Hafan, giving their pupils the opportunity to join a variety of specialist and specific well-being courses. Pupils have the option for support sessions to help them improve behaviours. As a result, many pupils have developed positive attitudes towards learning. Read more >

Learning through play in a real-life context

The creation of a ‘village’ at Cadoxton Primary School encourages children in the foundation phase to develop many skills by providing experiences in a real-life context. Read more >

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Creating a nurturing school through an inclusive approach to wellbeing

Cadoxton Primary School’s positive approach to wellbeing has created a nurturing community where pupils are ready to learn. Read more >

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Embracing children’s interests to inspire mathematical development

Practitioners at Cylch Meithrin Cefneithin Gorslas have created an engaging learning environment for mathematical development by providing art and technology-based activities themed around children’s interests. Read more >

Giving pupils, staff and stakeholders an equal voice in the formation of a new school

When Ysgol Y Deri was formed from the amalgamation of three special schools, the new leadership team ensured that staff and pupils were brought together with a shared vision and sense of ownership. Read more >

Establishing partnerships to help students with additional learning needs develop independent living skills

Pembrokeshire College has established strong partnerships that have allowed its students with additional learning needs to develop the independent living skills that they will need for their future. Read more >

Developing learners’ skills through real life experiences

Pupils at Ysgol Y Bynea led a project to develop an outside learning village. Learners developed a range of skills from designing architectural models to budgeting and placing orders. Read more >

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