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Learning through play in a real-life context

The creation of a ‘village’ at Cadoxton Primary School encourages children in the foundation phase to develop many skills by providing experiences in a real-life context. Read more >

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Creating an innovative curriculum using the expressive arts

Mynydd Cynffig Primary School has placed expressive arts at the heart of developing an innovative curriculum. Capturing pupil’s interest and imagination, it has had a positive impact on their enjoyment of learning and improved teacher/pupil relationships as well as outcomes. Read more >

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Harnessing pupil voice to build effective anti-bullying strategies

Staff and pupils at Hendy County Primary School overhauled their anti-bullying policies, achieving a zero-tolerance environment in which all pupils feel safe and heard. 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 >

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 >

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