Search

The key to success – demand and believe that pupils can achieve the highest standards possible

The key to success – demand and believe that pupils can achieve the highest standards possible

Caerleon Comprehensive School, Newport, continually insists on and achieves high standards in the classroom. This has been due to the development of a number of strategies, and an unwavering belief and confidence that the vast majority of pupils can and will achieve the highest standards possible. Read more >

In-house self-evaluation tool kit proves a success

In-house self-evaluation tool kit proves a success

Connah’s Quay High School, Flintshire, has developed an in-house self-evaluation tool kit that includes various support materials. This was designed to support the school’s ethos of high challenge and support. Both staff and learners were engaged in the extensive process of consultation that has been vital to the success of this initiative. Read more >

An innovative approach to support pupils from Occupational Traveller families

An innovative approach to support pupils from Occupational Traveller families

Penyrheol Comprehensive School, Swansea, adopted an innovative approach to support pupils from Occupational Traveller families. In 2010, they launched a pilot project designed to ensure continuity of education and provide regular contact with staff and other pupils. The pilot was a success and similar provision will be made available from the summer 2011. Read more >

Effective strategies to support Gypsy Traveller pupils

Effective strategies to support Gypsy Traveller pupils

St. Joseph’s Catholic and Anglican High School, Wrexham have developed effective strategies to support Gypsy Traveller pupils such as engagement with pupils and parents and working with the local youth service and the traveller education service teacher. Pupils are more confident, exclusion rates have fallen and participation in extra-curricular activities has increased. Read more >

Using Person Centred Planning across the school

Using Person Centred Planning across the school

Person Centred Planning is at the heart of reviewing pupil progress at Crownbridge Special Day School, Torfaen. This model has transformed their learner review process and includes information from the pupils, parents and a range of partners. Crucially, this approach has improved pupil performance. Read more >

Helping pupils achieve qualifications

Helping pupils achieve qualifications

St Christopher’s Special School, Wrexham, has developed a 14-19 years option programme to help pupils to gain a range of qualifications. Teachers assess pupils to identify their strengths and areas that need improving. Pupils are helped to choose the best options that will help them gain the qualifications they need for the next stage of their learning. Read more >

Improving skills for young people with learning difficulties

Improving skills for young people with learning difficulties

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre in Caerphilly has been integral in supporting 14-19 year olds with severe learning difficulties who are moving from full-time education to employment. Working under the ‘Real Opportunities’ programme, in partnership with nine local authorities in South Wales, young people can improve their skills and raise their aspirations through a range of accredited courses covering personal, social and practical aspects of the transition. Read more >

ICT creates new learning experiences for pupils with SEN

ICT creates new learning experiences for pupils with SEN

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre in Caerphilly uses gesture-based technology to help improve the independence, communication and interaction range of pupils with special educational needs. Following a review they introduced technology such as an interactive floor projector to allow pupils with complex needs to interact meaningfully with the environment. Pupils now rely less on others to provide their learning experiences. Read more >

Creating the culture for achievement

Creating the culture for achievement

Over the past six years, Headlands School in the Vale of Glamorgan has extended pupils’ opportunities and increased overall attainment. Through nurturing social and emotional skills in the classroom, strong partnerships with local schools and engaging with pupils’ aspirations a positive culture has been established in the school. Academic achievement is celebrated and is powerful motivator which has led to positive outcomes for the school. Read more >

Partnerships pay off for pupils with special educational needs

Partnerships pay off for pupils with special educational needs

Portfield Special School in Pembrokeshire work effectively with nearby secondary schools and colleges to increase inclusion and widen the range of subjects available to their pupils. Pupils from Portfield can also share lessons and break times with mainstream peers. Pupils’ social development has improved as well as their academic achievement. Read more >

Pages