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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 >

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 >

A collaborative approach to developing creative activities

At Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth, experienced teachers from the school worked with pupils, trainee teachers and local organisations to develop a series of activities on the theme of Welsh writer T.Llew Jones. Read more >

Involving all stakeholders in identifying priorities for school improvement

Llanrhidian Primary School has developed a culture of continuous self-evaluation focused strongly upon improving outcomes in standards and wellbeing for every pupil. Read more >

Pupils work with staff to influence what they learn

Heronsbridge Special School skilfully-organised pupil participation opportunities contribute to developing pupils’ self-confidence and social skills. Over time, many pupils develop their independence and take increasing responsibility for themselves and their learning in line with their needs and ability. Read more >

Pupils evaluate the quality of provision at their school

Ysgol Gynradd Llanllechid actively involves pupils in all areas of school improvement and engages them regularly in evaluating the quality of provision across the school. Nearly all pupils feel that the school listens to them. Pupils respond confidently to the opportunities that they have to influence and make decisions. Read more >

Pupils help develop school strategic direction

Ysgol Penmaes focuses on developing varied participation opportunities for the whole-school community and recognises that this has a positive impact on relationships throughout the school. They have developed structures and support to allow all pupils to contribute to the school improvement journey. Read more >

Pupils influence and improve the curriculum

Cefn Hengoed Community School has developed a wide range of strategies to involve pupils in decision-making that directly impacts their learning experiences and wellbeing. Strong and committed leadership has resulted in sustained improvements in pupils’ performance and wellbeing. Read more >

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