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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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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 >

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