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Creating a strategic framework

Leaders at Rhos Street School developed the link between self-evaluation, performance management and target setting to create strong and sustained pupil progress. The school set up a framework to ensure their vision and priorities are implemented successfully. Setting targets to develop literacy and numeracy standards have had a positive impact on pupils’ progress. As a result of this approach, the majority of pupils leave the school with skills above expectation. Read more >

Supporting governors to fulfil their role more effectively

Ysgol Gynradd Bontnewydd developed a training programme for its governors that equipped them with the knowledge and skills needed to better fulfil their role. 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 >

Using distributed leadership to drive improvement

Using distributed leadership to drive improvement

Glasllwch C.P. School, Newport, has restructured its leadership team to build capacity throughout the school. Staff and governors work together in annual INSET days to identify areas for development. Governors play a key role in improving standards and pupils are given frequent opportunities to undertake leadership roles in the classroom. Read more >

Governing body effectively holds school to account

Governing body effectively holds school to account

Governors at Ysgol Emmanuel clearly understand the school’s performance and the needs of pupils and staff, rigorously holding it to account for the standards it achieves. They have been allocated clear roles for specific aspects of the school's performance and play an active role in monitoring and evaluating standards. Read more >