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Transforming lunchtime helps improve children’s behaviour and self-esteem

Bellevue Nursery has dramatically improved lunchtimes from being a mess to a success! By introducing crockery, cutlery, vases for flowers and much more, children learnt how to treat these resources carefully, the value of respect and reinforce responsibilities. Encouraging children to develop their conversational and social skills has resulted in happy, confident and independent children. Read more >

Innovation through teamwork

Bryn Deva County Primary School develops good practice through internal reflective practice projects, places pupil wellbeing as the number one priority, and selects curriculum themes according to pupils’ needs and interests. A boatbuilding project on the River Dee proved a creative way of improving boys’ literacy. 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 >

Planning the curriculum to ensure creative experiences for pupils

In reviewing the curriculum, Ysgol y Dderi resolved to adapt its planning to develop literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum. Staff and pupils jointly contribute and are flexible to change. Visitors to the school have inspired and enriched learning opportunities. 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 >

A skills-based curriculum with more local contexts

Kitchener Primary has adapted its curriculum to focus more on what pupils want to learn, using more local contexts for learning. A flexible timetable is being trialled, to enable the exploration of topics in more depth and to provide further challenge. Regular sessions with parents also help to raise awareness. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, and planning and preparation. Read more >

Cadoxton Primary School

Creating a nurturing school through an inclusive approach to wellbeing

Cadoxton Primary School’s positive approach to wellbeing has created a nurturing community where pupils are ready to learn. 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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Giving pupils a say in improving their school

At Cwmaber Infants School, staff actively promote pupil voice and decision-making. This has led to an increase in pupil confidence and self-esteem. Read more >

Video: Pupil voice and independence - Active and experiential learning

Chapter 2 of this active and experiential learning film looks at pupil voice and independence in the foundation phase. To find out more about the good practice we’ve identified, read the full report. 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 >

A preventative approach to support wellbeing

Rougemont School has adopted a whole-school approach to support resilience and wellbeing. The initiatives have allowed pupils to thrive in their academic, social and emotional development. Read more >

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