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Reducing challenging behaviour through positive management strategy

Tŷ Bronllys School has developed a preventative approach to behaviour management, focusing on why incidents occurred and introducing a positive behaviour management strategy. Behaviour management training was integrated into all staff inductions, followed by access to an accredited qualification. Pupils are given an individual positive behaviour support plan, which includes guidance on how staff can meet their support needs. This has increased attendance, academic achievement and improved wellbeing for pupils. Read more >

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Raising standards of wellbeing among pupils and staff

Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel has an effective procedure for tracking and monitoring pupils’ wellbeing on a daily basis. The school holds intervention sessions to promote positive attitudes, enabling pupils to share their concerns, discuss their feelings and improve their self-control skills. Assemblies at the school discuss morals, and there are sessions to promote healthy and positive relationships, as well as classes for parents. A ‘Playground Buddy’ system is also in place to encourage pupils to include all of their peers in activities. Read more >

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Successful behaviours through reward-based programme

A reward-based programme that was trialled in the USA has been implemented in Aran Hall independent special school. The programme has helped the majority of pupils to manage their own behaviour successfully. As a result, pupils now attend school regularly and treat others with dignity and respect. Pupils have learnt how to use the community safely, and attend college and work experience placements. From this, pupils have gained relevant accreditation for their work. Read more >

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Using yoga to raise standards of behaviour and improve concentration skills

Yoga sessions at Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel promote mindfulness and help pupils to relax, calm down and socialise. These sessions have improved concentration skills, foster resilience and encourage pupils to engage with learning. Read more >

A highly effective graduated response that promotes inclusion successfully

Coedcae School has made effective use of the skillset of staff to ensure targeted support for vulnerable learners. A stronger focus on inclusivity has enabled more pupils to maintain their school place without the need for a managed move to another provider. Individual morning mentoring sessions, social stories group sessions and bespoke accelerated reading groups, as well as early morning nurture clubs, are part of a strategy to build trust between vulnerable pupils and their adult key workers. Read more >

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Getting the climate right

Leaders at Ysgol Bro Pedr have worked successfully with staff and pupils to establish a climate in the school that supports effective teaching and learning. Teachers take pride in the fact that they are now able to concentrate on teaching throughout their lessons, rather than spend time dealing with misbehaviour and underperformance. As a result, staff wellbeing and pupil confidence and behaviour have improved. Read more >

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Creating a nurturing school through an inclusive approach to wellbeing

Cadoxton Primary School’s positive approach to wellbeing has created a nurturing community where pupils are ready to learn. 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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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 >

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A collaborative approach to supporting positive behaviour

Ysgol y Gogarth worked with Bangor University to adopt and develop an approach to behaviour support that is based on teachers, behaviour analysts and other professionals working closely together. The aim is to teach pupils the skills needed to reach their full potential and reduce barriers to learning. Read more >

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