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Pupil voice leads the way on evaluating a successful curriculum

Eliminating a fear of being wrong is central to inspiring creative teaching and learning at Ysgol Cynwyd Sant. With a strong focus on pupil voice, the primary school has encouraged staff to experiment with different ways of providing learning experiences using real-life contexts. 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 >

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Matching the curriculum for Wales to school values and teacher aspirations

Putting the wow factor into learning meant Llanishen Fach Primary School encouraging staff to take risks to develop a rich and creative curriculum. The school has embraced reform and promotes the belief that anything is possible. 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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Working with pupils to plan a better curriculum

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lôn Las considers the pupil voice when providing opportunities to plan activities and decide on new themes. Teachers focus firmly on providing meaningful opportunities to develop pupils’ understanding of the four purposes. 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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Involving parents, pupils, and teachers to create a rich, innovative curriculum

Penllergaer Primary School radically changed its curriculum, following workshops with parents, pupils, and teachers. Overly detailed lesson plans were swapped for rich tasks that provide worthwhile opportunities for pupils to develop their skills. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation and planning and preparation. 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 >

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 >

A collaborative approach to developing creative activities

At Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth, experienced teachers from the school worked with pupils, trainee teachers and local organisations to develop a series of activities on the theme of Welsh writer T.Llew Jones. Read more >

Involving all stakeholders in identifying priorities for school improvement

Llanrhidian Primary School has developed a culture of continuous self-evaluation focused strongly upon improving outcomes in standards and wellbeing for every pupil. 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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