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College staff works with school pupil to look at next step choices

Empowering students to explore different education pathways

By working closely with schools, Gower College is empowering 14-16 year olds to explore all education pathways available to them. The kick start programme offers students the chance to explore a variety of sectors before making a decision on further study, training or employment. The college’s links with schools is allowing them to break down the barrier to further education and higher level skills. Read more >

Industry expert helps college students prepare for their next step

Preparing students for their next step after college

Students at Gower College can access support from experts to prepare them for their next step after college. Learners looking to go into higher education are able to use workshops , talks and mock interviews with industry experts when writing their university applications. Learners who wish to go into employment after completing their studies receive specialist tutorials and support to help them progress onto their chosen career path. Read more >

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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 >

Enhancing literacy skills through partnership working and specialist teaching

Evenlode Primary has made it a priority to improve the writing of more able pupils throughout the school. An ex-parent of the school, who has experience as a specialist language teacher, has enabled many older pupils to succeed in developing their extended writing skills. He worked successfully with pupils on a wide variety of effective strategies and techniques to improve their creative writing, incorporating the techniques of professional authors. Read more >

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Effective partnership working between schools supports pupils’ transition between key stage 2 and key stage 3

New pupils at Tredegar Comprehensive School settle quickly and build on their previous learning, thanks to a positive relationship with cluster primary schools. Investment in a joint teacher development programme has also considerably benefited standards. Read more >

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Creating dementia awareness through pupil interaction and community outreach

Since 2014, Llanfaes Community Primary School has collaborated with a nearby care home to raise awareness and understanding of dementia amongst its pupils. The school’s aim to create a dementia friendly generation has been recognised nationally by charitable organisations and the Welsh Government. Read more >

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Improving family engagement to develop pupil wellbeing within the school community

Lansdowne Primary School has successfully increased its parental engagement through workshops, groups, an open door policy and even a coffee shop. This has helped develop effective relationships with pupils’ families and provides early intervention opportunities when issues arise. Read more >

Successful transition to further education for pupils with additional learning needs

Ysgol y Gogarth was instrumental in setting up a multi-disciplinary group whose aim is to improve the transition of pupils with additional learning needs between school and further education. Read more >

Distributed leadership that supports school improvement

Distributed leadership at all levels across the federation of Ysgol Bryngwyn and and Ysgol Glan-y-Môr School has secured improved pupil outcomes and wellbeing. 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 >

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