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Parents take an active part in school life

Parents take an active part in school life

St David's C.I.W. Primary School, Cardiff, identified the importance of parental involvement in supporting children’s learning. The school has worked hard to implement a structure that fully involves parents in school life, including introducing a parent council and parent workshops. Read more >

Making literacy and numeracy a priority

Making literacy and numeracy a priority

Eveswell Primary School, Newport, has worked hard to raise pupils’ standards of literacy and numeracy. Teachers are trained how to successfully implement the national literacy and numeracy frameworks. Staff review all schemes of work to ensure complete coverage and progression for pupils. Read more >

Giving pupils a voice

Giving pupils a voice

At St. Philip Evans R.C. Primary School, Cardiff, pupils have a considerable influence on what and how they learn. Children are involved in reviewing the week’s work programme, contribute ideas and vote on which suggestions to implement. Read more >

Valuing learner voice

Valuing learner voice

Area of sector-leading practice which has been identified during inspection and relates to a particular quality indicator: Read more >

Happy teachers, happy pupils 

Happy teachers, happy pupils

Distributed leadership and health and well-being are central to the successful rise in pupils’ standards at All Saints’ CIW Primary School, Cardiff. All teachers are passionate about their subjects and have a clear understanding of the school’s priorities Read more >

Outdoor learning at the beach

Outdoor learning at the beach

Pupils at Ysgol Bryn Hedydd, Denbighshire, have benefited from a “Beach school” initiative. The school has developed a scheme to create opportunities for children to learn outdoors and they regularly hold lessons on the beach. Read more >

Whole-school approach to raising standards in Welsh

Whole-school approach to raising standards in Welsh

At Mount Street Infants School, Powys, Welsh is an integral part of the school, with the pupils using their Welsh skills confidently across all areas of school life. Raising standards in Welsh has been a high priority in recent years and this is reflected in the good understanding, confidence and enjoyment in the language demonstrated by the children. Read more >

Young entrepreneurs at South Wales Primary school

Young entrepreneurs at South Wales Primary school

Pupils at Blackwood Primary School have a good knowledge of financial matters; some have set up a fruit and vegetable co-operative whilst many are using their money-management skills to contribute to day-to-day financial decisions in the home. Read more >

Money matters

Money matters

Staff at Pembrey Primary School, Carmarthenshire, have developed pupils’ skills and understanding of financial matters to help them make independent financial decisions. A financial education policy was put in place highlighting explicit tasks, approaches, methods, resources and assessments. Read more >

Sharing learning through social media

Sharing learning through social media

Cogan nursery school, Vale of Glamorgan, has embraced technology to engage parents/ carers and pupils with school life. They use social media, video, a website and a blog to share the children’s learning with the wider community. The children’s skills in ICT have significantly improved, along with reading and oracy. Read more >

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