06 October 2017

Strengths in the humanities are highlighted in schools across Wales

Humanities courses that offer a variety of tasks, the study of issues of current concern, and the opportunity to undertake learning beyond the classroom, engage and motivate pupils well, according to Estyn in a good practice report published today. However, schools should ensure that there is an appropriate balance in the humanities between the development of pupils’ skills and their subject knowledge and understanding. Read more >

Good practice in the humanities - Training materials

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

Good practice in the humanities

This report examines standards, provision and leadership of the humanities at key stages 2, 3 and 4 in schools where good practice has been identified. Read more >

Developing learners’ skills through real life experiences

Pupils at Ysgol Y Bynea led a project to develop an outside learning village. Learners developed a range of skills from designing architectural models to budgeting and placing orders. Read more >

A collaborative approach to developing creative activities

At Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth, experienced teachers from the school worked with pupils, trainee teachers and local organisations to develop a series of activities on the theme of Welsh writer T.Llew Jones. 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 >