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Working in partnership with sectors to design and build new facilities

Working in partnership with sectors to design and build new facilities

Pembrokeshire College is working with the energy and engineering sectors to deliver the highest quality education and training locally. Recently, it has invested heavily in building new facilities and resources, working in partnership with the sectors in the design of these new facilities. Read more >

New model for delivery of the Welsh BAC

New model for delivery of the Welsh BAC

In St David’s Catholic College, Cardiff, nearly all level 3 learners follow a newly developed delivery model for the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification. After consultation, learners, staff and external stakeholders contributed to priorities for continued improvement. This ensures a varied and stimulating teaching experience for learners, allowing them to develop their skills effectively. Read more >

Tackling poverty and disadvantage through the community

Tackling poverty and disadvantage through the community

Rhondda Cynon Taf ‘s E3+ programme, ‘Enrich, Extend, Excite’, targets young people at risk of exclusion, with low self-esteem and poor social skills as well as looked-after children or those who are more able and talented. Schools in the area offer activities such as sports, photography, dancing, journalism and cooking to foster a sense of worth and belonging in the school community. Over the past three years there has been a marked improvement in performance in education. Read more >

Teacher training benefits skills

Teacher training benefits skills

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Wrexham local authority’s skills-based teacher training has built a common approach to teaching and learning across schools in the area. Pupils' thinking skills have progressed well, especially in transition between primary and secondary school and professional learning communities have encouraged teachers to share their experiences and practices. Read more >

An innovative, thematic approach to curriculum planning in Year 7 helps develop pupils’ literacy skills

An innovative, thematic approach to curriculum planning in Year 7 helps develop pupils’ literacy skills

At Ysgol Eirias, Conwy, the literacy skills developed by pupils in Year 7 provide a solid foundation for their progression through key stage 3. Following a curriculum that is designed to develop skills, pupils have clear objectives and their progression is regularly monitored and evaluated. Read more >

Rising to the literacy challenge

Rising to the literacy challenge

Tags: Literacy

Sandfields Comprehensive School, Neath Port Talbot, has raised standards in literacy through providing catch-up language workshops for pupils, providing staff training and analysing pupil performance data. Read more >

Ambition is the key to achievement

Ambition is the key to achievement

The Cathedral School has developed a culture of accountability through its robust self-evaluation process, the challenge it provides to pupils and its strong teaching practices. Using various activities to develop these elements, from appointing external teacher mentors, to annual reviews of teaching and learning, the school has reaped benefits at all levels. Read more >

Going for Gold!

Going for Gold!

The ‘Headmaster’s Award’ programme at The Cathedral School was designed to provide focus and achievement in key stage 3 to ensure pupils continue to progress when they reach Year 7. From being involved in charitable work to taking part in a sporting competition, learners complete various activities to further their skills in a particular area. Read more >

Developing learner’s transferable skills

Developing learners' transferable skills

Coleg Elidyr, Carmarthenshire, is committed to developing learners’ transferable skills. The college reviewed how subject lessons could help develop skills such as literacy, numeracy, social and communication skills. Staff were trained in how to integrate the teaching of transferable skills in subject-specific lessons and learners are more confident as a result. Read more >

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Raising standards in literacy and numeracy

Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr, Swansea, is committed to raising standards in literacy and numeracy as well as improving the level of achievement of more able and talented pupils. Teachers formed working groups to observe pupils and fed back in training sessions. Strategies were then developed to help pupils develop their skills. As a result, not only have staff skills been strengthened but pupils results have improved. Read more >

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