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Teacher observation and AoLE review stimulates a rich curriculum

Transforming the curriculum at Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth took more than two years. With passionate leadership, strong self-evaluation and careful planning the school now delivers rich curricular experiences for its pupils. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, realising change and evaluating change. Read more >

Innovation through teamwork

Bryn Deva County Primary School develops good practice through internal reflective practice projects, places pupil wellbeing as the number one priority, and selects curriculum themes according to pupils’ needs and interests. A boatbuilding project on the River Dee proved a creative way of improving boys’ literacy. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, and realising change. Read more >

Planning the curriculum to ensure creative experiences for pupils

In reviewing the curriculum, Ysgol y Dderi resolved to adapt its planning to develop literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum. Staff and pupils jointly contribute and are flexible to change. Visitors to the school have inspired and enriched learning opportunities. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, and realising change. Read more >

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Regular evaluation to drive change and raise standards

Cornist Park Primary increases pupil creativity, self-esteem and motivation by regular evaluation of the teachers’ approach to pedagogy and exploring new ways of learning. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, realising change and evaluating change. Read more >

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Challenging pupils’ learning, challenging outcomes

Burry Port Primary measures its pupils’ progress every half term, in order to identify areas that need improvement, but also to celebrate successes and promote strengths. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, planning and preparation, realising change and evaluating change. Read more >

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Developing whole school systems to bring about rapid improvement

Heolgerrig Community School has improved standards in reading and attendance as well as securing improvements through honest and accurate self-evaluation. Its improvement journey has taken the school out of special measures to performing above average in several areas. Read more >

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 >

Ysgol y Wern

Providing enriched experiences to develop skills

An ambitious and innovative weather project is just one way that Ysgol y Wern has developed and planned cross-curricular learning which challenges pupils’ ICT, numeracy and literacy skills. 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 >

Video: Standards in literacy and numeracy - Active and experiential learning

Chapter 1 of this active and experiential learning film looks at standards in literacy and numeracy in the foundation phase. To find out more about the good practice we’ve identified, read the full report. Read more >

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