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Tracking progress to support pupils’ additional learning needs

Ysgol Esgob Morgan has a pupil centred-approach to additional learning needs. Staff track pupil progress in detail to identify learners who require additional support. An intervention package allows staff to see which pupils need to be added to, or removed from the intervention programme. This approach ensures that all staff are empowered to support pupils who have additional learning needs. Standards have increased, and the majority of pupils made progress in spelling, reading and maths. Read more >

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Improving pupil outcomes through highly effective nurture provision

The nurture, emotional, wellbeing and skills room at Oak Field Primary ensures that all pupils have access to the support they need to be ready to learn. Read more >

Engaging all pupils in the Welsh language

At Greenfield Special School, senior leaders have embraced the challenge to improve pupils’ Welsh language skills. As a result, nearly all pupils make extensive progress in relation to their needs, abilities and starting points. Read more >

Partnership working is vital to learners’ success

The strong partnership between Priory College South Wales and Coleg Gwent allows young adults with Asperger syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders and associated conditions to access mainstream courses. Read more >

Sharing expertise with parents, carers and schools

Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn is the regional centre for autism in North Wales. It engages closely with parents, carers and with schools and colleges to share its expertise through support, guidance and a wide range of training courses. Read more >

Effectively supporting pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs

Effectively supporting pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs

Over the past few years Ceredigion Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) has strengthened pupils’ performance and improved wellbeing. A management committee monitors standards, curriculum and policies and challenges the PRU on performance. Self-evaluation is robust and a strong system is in place to track progress and monitor actions. Read more >

A star is born

A star is born

A school in Ceredigion joined forces with Disability Sport Wales to help and encourage a pupil with disabilities achieve sporting excellence and develop great leadership skills in football. Read more >

Helping pupils achieve qualifications

Helping pupils achieve qualifications

St Christopher’s Special School, Wrexham, has developed a 14-19 years option programme to help pupils to gain a range of qualifications. Teachers assess pupils to identify their strengths and areas that need improving. Pupils are helped to choose the best options that will help them gain the qualifications they need for the next stage of their learning. Read more >

Improving skills for young people with learning difficulties

Improving skills for young people with learning difficulties

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre in Caerphilly has been integral in supporting 14-19 year olds with severe learning difficulties who are moving from full-time education to employment. Working under the ‘Real Opportunities’ programme, in partnership with nine local authorities in South Wales, young people can improve their skills and raise their aspirations through a range of accredited courses covering personal, social and practical aspects of the transition. Read more >

ICT creates new learning experiences for pupils with SEN

ICT creates new learning experiences for pupils with SEN

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre in Caerphilly uses gesture-based technology to help improve the independence, communication and interaction range of pupils with special educational needs. Following a review they introduced technology such as an interactive floor projector to allow pupils with complex needs to interact meaningfully with the environment. Pupils now rely less on others to provide their learning experiences. Read more >

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