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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 >

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 >

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