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Effective partnerships help to break down language barriers

Effective partnerships help to break down language barriers

Leaders in St John Lloyd Catholic Comprehensive School in Carmarthenshire wanted to provide targeted support for an increase of pupils with English as an additional language. Taking the initiative by managing and developing partnerships along with other strong approaches has greatly enhanced the wellbeing and learning experiences of these pupils. Read more >

Teachers talking to teachers leads to improvement

Teachers talking to teachers leads to improvement

Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen in Gwynedd has recently increased teachers’ involvement in the school’s self-evaluation process. This has led to staff joining the wider discussion on lesson planning as well as the ability to share good practice. They have also utilised an online learning platform for pupils to take more responsibility for their own work. As a result, teaching is more effective and has led to an increase in standards of achievement. 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 >

Parents play an important role in school life

Parents play an important role in school life

Capcoch Primary School, Rhondda Cynon Taf, has outstanding parental engagement. Through adult learning, better communication and community events, parents have become more involved and their voice has grown. As a result, attendance has risen, standards have improved and parents have taken part in fundraising for the school. Read more >

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 >

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 >

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