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Establishing partnerships to help students with additional learning needs develop independent living skills

Pembrokeshire College has established strong partnerships that have allowed its students with additional learning needs to develop the independent living skills that they will need for their future. Read more >

Partnership approach ensures more able and talented pupils make a smooth transition into secondary school 

Partnership approach ensures more able and talented pupils make a smooth transition into secondary school

Dyffryn Aman cluster of primary schools, Carmarthenshire, have built a good working relationship with Dyffryn Aman Comprehensive School to ensure a smooth transition for pupils from primary to secondary school. Key to its success is the effective use and transfer of data, consistent tracking and monitoring of pupils progress, high expectations and parental support. 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 >

The key to success – demand and believe that pupils can achieve the highest standards possible

The key to success – demand and believe that pupils can achieve the highest standards possible

Caerleon Comprehensive School, Newport, continually insists on and achieves high standards in the classroom. This has been due to the development of a number of strategies, and an unwavering belief and confidence that the vast majority of pupils can and will achieve the highest standards possible. Read more >

Effective transition from primary to secondary school

Effective transition from primary to secondary school

Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Bridgend, has worked hard to make the transition between primary and secondary schools as smooth as possible for pupils. The school works closely with feeder schools to identify children who might find the move more difficult. The school then liaises with pupils and families to help resolve any problems before they change schools. Read more >

Engaging pupils to improve behaviour

Engaging pupils to improve behaviour

Staff at Rhyl High School, Denbighshire, identified a group of learners who had behavioural issues and were at risk of permanent exclusion. The school re-engaged these pupils using a multiagency approach with local organisations that supported children. Together they created a curriculum that has improved achievement, attitudes and engagement. Read more >