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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 >

Self-evaluation for improved pupil outcomes

Llansannor C.I.W. Primary School’s processes for self-evaluation, monitoring and planning for improvement have led to progress in reading, writing and mathematics across the school. Read more >

Supportive leadership that drives improvement

At Sunflower Tots, the childcare co-ordinator monitors staff regularly to give her a good understanding of the playgroup’s strengths and areas for development. This allows her to identify the new resources and training needed to improve provision. Read more >

Planning for challenging learning experiences

At Ysgol Cae Top, joint planning and regular professional discussions between staff ensure high expectations for all learners. Read more >

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Focusing on improvement

A culture of honest self-evaluation, linked to school improvement planning and a focus on excellent teaching helps Birchgrove Primary School to raise standards. Read more >

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Allocating apprentices to colleges most able to teach the required skills

Apprentices at B-wbl are trained by the college that is best able to deliver their chosen vocation. This reduces costs and benefits learners. Read more >

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Peer observation

Romilly Primary School has set up a Peer Observation Project, which allows teachers to observe lessons being delivered by their colleagues. Having identified an area of perceived weakness in a year group, teachers plan collaboratively for a forthcoming lesson, then observing as it is delivered, prior to formal feedback. This has ensured greater consistency in delivery of lessons across classes. Read more >

Using evidence to refine self-evaluation

Using evidence to refine self-evaluation

Fingers and Thumbs Day Care Centre, Bridgend, has refined its self-evaluation processes in order improve standards. The setting monitors the quality of learning both formally and informally and highlights areas for development. Read more >

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Improving marking and assessment through pupil participation

Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi has demonstrated its inclusive ethos through the activities of the school council. The council regularly undertakes projects on aspects of school provision, providing pupils’ opinions on teaching strategies, reviewing the quality of marking and feedback, and raising awareness on all types of bullying, working closely with the Senior Leadership Team. Read more >

 Focussing on pupil voice

Focussing on pupil voice

Ysgol y Castell, Carmarthenshire, ensures that pupil voice is at the heart of planning, provision and evaluation. Pupils and their families work with staff and supporting agencies to plan focused learning activities. Staff ensure that pupils feel included and valued. Read more >