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International partnerships that broaden the curriculum and provide stimulating learning experiences

Ysgol Heol Goffa has established partnerships with schools across the world that have allowed pupils to experience new languages and cultures and enriched the curriculum with a wide range of teaching materials. Read more >

The impact of interventions on pupils’ communication, emotional and behavioural development

Ysgol Pen Coch use a range of interventions including a virtual reality room that have had a significant impact on pupils’ wellbeing, engagement and readiness to learn. Read more >

Using self-evaluation to drive improvement

Staff at all levels of Ysgol Pen Coch have developed a self-evaluative approach that has had a significant impact on the work of the school. Read more >

Innovative interventions that lead to improvement in attainment

Oldcastle Primary School’s mathematics intervention has transformed the subject for the lowest achieving learners and raised standards for all. The school is also the first in Wales to use a new system to support pupils' speech and language therapy. Read more >

Supporting pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs to improve oracy and wellbeing

At Malpas Court Primary School, staff have developed strategies to support children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. As a result, pupils demonstrate good outcomes in oracy and have become more resilient, resourceful and reflective. Read more >

A holistic approach to supporting college learners

At Bridgend College, wellbeing officers, learning coaches and skills coaches holistically support students in all aspects of their college life. Read more >

St Helens ALN

Helping children with additional learning needs reach their potential

Staff at St Helen’s Primary School provide good support for learners with additional learning needs and ensure pupils and parents have confidence in what the school does for these learners. Read more >


Developing strategies to improve the self-belief and basic skills of pupils with additional learning needs

Victoria Primary School supports vulnerable learners with one-to-one support in an environment designed to reduce challenging behaviour. This has improved learning and social experiences for all pupils at the school. Read more >

Y Bont best practice

Recognising development opportunities benefits children, parents and staff

After recognising the lack of meaningful ways to track the progress of children with a disability, Y Bont nursery worked with the local authority to develop new assessment tools. These are now being used by other settings and schools, and the nursery has seen an improvement in children’s progress. Read more >

Supporting pupils with additional learning needs through integrated strategies

Ensuring all pupils reach their potential is central to the aims of Dolau Primary School. Staff have ensured that many pupils with additional learning needs achieve well and make significant progress which has improved motivation across the curriculum. Read more >