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Creating the right atmosphere to talk about teaching

Leaders and members of staff at Ysgol Pencae have worked together successfully to develop a positive attitude and flexible approach to internal activities such as classroom observations, whole-school scrutiny of pupils’ books, and team and whole-school staff meetings. This has enabled staff to become more open with one another and given them the confidence to address concerns and solve problems together. Staff now more readily acknowledge and discuss strengths and weaknesses in teaching across the school. Read more >

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Teacher observation and AoLE review stimulates a rich curriculum

Transforming the curriculum at Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth took more than two years. With passionate leadership, strong self-evaluation and careful planning the school now delivers rich curricular experiences for its pupils. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, realising change and evaluating change. Read more >

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Regular evaluation to drive change and raise standards

Cornist Park Primary increases pupil creativity, self-esteem and motivation by regular evaluation of the teachers’ approach to pedagogy and exploring new ways of learning. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, realising change and evaluating change. Read more >

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Challenging pupils’ learning, challenging outcomes

Burry Port Primary measures its pupils’ progress every half term, in order to identify areas that need improvement, but also to celebrate successes and promote strengths. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, realising change and evaluating change. Read more >

Effective distribution of staff responsibilities to promote professional learning and shared responsibility

At Ysgol Comins Coch, staff collaboration and distribution of leadership nurtures a professional learning culture that has had a significant impact on teaching and learning. Read more >

Strong leadership and strategic plans for school improvement

At Llansannor C.I.W. Primary School, clear strategic objectives, defined roles and responsibilities for staff and governors and effective performance management processes have resulted in improved standards across the school. Read more >

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Observing children's play to establish the progression of their basic skills

Staff at Llandogo Early Years nursery carefully monitor children's play to assess which skills are stronger and which require additional development. Read more >