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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Improving teaching through an emphasis on professional learning

At Y Pant Comprehensive School, teaching and learning has improved through an emphasis on reflective practice. The school has implemented a number of mechanisms for colleagues to share and reflect on what they do well. 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 >

Gilfach Fargoed

Improving pupil literacy and numeracy through effective teacher self-evaluation

A robust system of teacher self-evaluation overseen by senior staff has resulted in a significant improvement in pupil literacy and numeracy across all ages at Gilfach Fargoed Primary school. Read more >

Y Bont best practice

Recognising development opportunities benefits children, parents and staff

After recognising the lack of meaningful ways to track the progress of children with a disability, Y Bont nursery worked with the local authority to develop new assessment tools. These are now being used by other settings and schools, and the nursery has seen an improvement in children’s progress. Read more >

Teaching practices create high quality learning experiences

Stanwell School is focused on creating a climate of mutual respect between teachers and pupils. The school has high expectations which have boosted success rates across the curriculum for all groups of 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 >

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