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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 >

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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 >

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 >

Working in partnership to promote investment in skills and access to post-16 education

Pembrokeshire College has developed partnerships that support the development of skills in Pembrokeshire, improve learners access to post-16 education and engage with hard-to-reach groups. 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 >

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 >

Enabling parents to support their children’s learning

Ysgol Gynradd Talysarn has helped parents to overcome obstacles in supporting their children’s learning. Another project has developed the bilingual skills of pupils and their parents. Read more >

International partnerships that broaden the curriculum and provide stimulating learning experiences

Ysgol Heol Goffa has established partnerships with schools across the world that have allowed pupils to experience new languages and cultures and enriched the curriculum with a wide range of teaching materials. Read more >

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