Creativity in the recording of pupil assessment

In Radnor Valley Primary, the creativity of teachers in relation to the curriculum extends to the way that pupil assessment is recorded. Pupils choose their own challenging success criteria for each activity, and teachers evaluate where pupils are on their improvement journey “flight plan”. This case study represents the school’s curriculum development in relation to their progress in self-evaluation, and planning and preparation. Read more >

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Embracing children’s interests to inspire mathematical development

Practitioners at Cylch Meithrin Cefneithin Gorslas have created an engaging learning environment for mathematical development by providing art and technology-based activities themed around children’s interests. Read more >

Using assessment for learning to close gaps in pupils’ learning

At Hendredenny Park Primary School all staff use assessment for learning techniques to identify gaps in pupils’ learning. Targeted interventions are used promptly to help close the gaps. Read more >

Effective feedback to support independent learners

Palmerston Primary School have developed an approach to assessment for learning that ensures pupils act upon the feedback they receive. Read more >

Encouraging independent learners

At Pembroke Dock Community School, a number of strategies have been introduced that encourage pupils to be responsible for their own learning and become more capable at assessing their own work. Read more >

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Assessing children's learning to make teaching more effective

Staff at Sunshines Pre-School nursery carefully assess all aspects of children's learning to ensure they progress well in all areas. Read more >

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Raising the attainment, achievement and aspiration of children who are looked after

Children who are looked after still face barriers to attainment and achievement in learning. Read more >

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Observing children's play to establish the progression of their basic skills

Staff at Llandogo Early Years nursery carefully monitor children's play to assess which skills are stronger and which require additional development. Read more >

Whole-school tracking system helps to raise standards

Whole-school tracking system helps to raise standards

Ysgol y Moelwyn, Gwynedd, identified the need to establish a robust tracking system and a specific follow-up intervention procedure in order to improve achievement. The school successfully implemented a new system, developed ways to support those children identified as requiring help and raised attainment levels. Read more >

Ambitious targets improve pupil performance

Ambitious targets improve pupil performance

Cwmtawe Community School, Neath Port Talbot, has high expectations of its pupils. Using a range of assessment data, the school sets challenging target grades for all pupils in each subject and monitors closely pupils’ progress towards achieving these targets. A rigorous mentoring system supports pupils who are not making suitable progress and also ensures that more able and talented pupils are not allowed to perform below their ability. Read more >