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Governing body help strengthen school improvement

Trinant Primary governors bring a variety of strengths and expertise to the school. The governing body are fully committed to school improvement and undertake their responsibilities seriously. Their work follows the school’s self-improvement toolkit and feeds into the school’s self-evaluation process. Training has had a positive impact on the effectiveness of the governing body. They have regular involvement in school life which allows them to work as part of a team and share a common goal in seeking a high level of success for pupils. Read more >

Teacher training

Improving professional development

Leaders at Little Stars Day Nursery use a skills matrix to identify individual and group training needs. This ensures a consistent approach across the nursery. New members of the team develop quickly and all practitioners strive to improve the performance of others. Staff are highly motivated to improve their skills which has a very positive impact on children’s outcomes. Staff are confident that their voice is heard, and this helps them feel valued and respected. Read more >

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Thorough planning and clearly defined roles improve quality

Meithrinfa Seren Fach has a strong focus on continuous improvement. It evaluates and improves quality through well-structured staffing and clear objectives. Managers and practitioners focus on developing their skills and knowledge. The nursery also value the contributions of their stakeholders to help them continually develop. Read more >

learning

Communicating openly to help staff work more effectively with each other

All staff at Tŷ Coch Special School have been attending sessions to help them understand their own professional management style and their emotional intelligence. This has resulted in improved teamwork, consultation and communication. Staff also note greater clarity over roles, responsibilities and accountability measures. These sessions have had a positive impact on pupil outcomes. Read more >

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Leaders and teachers set a good example

Leaders and teachers at The Bishop of Llandaff High School are committed to developing the quality of teaching through training, setting a good example, and helping pupils’ achieve their full potential. Pupils’ develop the skills necessary to be successful in an ever-changing world and understand a sense of morality. Read more >

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Planning and listening to pupils’ needs improves standards

The Bishop of Llandaff High School listens to families’ recommendations for their children’s futures. The school undergoes regular self-evaluation for its performance, management, teaching and provisions. Focusing on pupil support has raised standards. Read more >

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Improving the ‘iLearn’ curriculum through planning and evaluation

Learning managers at Olchfa Secondary School have planned schemes of work that focus on key areas specified in ‘Successful Futures’. These areas include iCommunicate, iCalculate, iDiscover, iThink, iCreate and iThrive which will develop pupils’ core skills. A team of teacher-researchers have been informing the school’s teaching and learning practice, ensuring that the learners are at the heart of planning and evaluation. Read more >

Children

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 >

Involving all stakeholders in identifying priorities for school improvement

Llanrhidian Primary School has developed a culture of continuous self-evaluation focused strongly upon improving outcomes in standards and wellbeing for every pupil. Read more >

Strong leadership and strategic plans for school improvement

At Llansannor C.I.W. Primary School, clear strategic objectives, defined roles and responsibilities for staff and governors and effective performance management processes have resulted in improved standards across the school. Read more >

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