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Ensuring effective support for vulnerable learners

Penllwyn Primary School has used a range of strategies specifically designed to meet the characteristic needs of disadvantaged learners. The school has reduced the barriers to learning and improved the outcomes for all children by devising a tracking system that assesses learners’ wellbeing, attendance, expected academic ability, behaviour and exposure to extra curricular activities to monitor their needs. Read more >

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Harnessing pupil voice to build effective anti-bullying strategies

Staff and pupils at Hendy County Primary School overhauled their anti-bullying policies, achieving a zero-tolerance environment in which all pupils feel safe and heard. Read more >

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Creating dementia awareness through pupil interaction and community outreach

Since 2014, Llanfaes Community Primary School has collaborated with a nearby care home to raise awareness and understanding of dementia amongst its pupils. The school’s aim to create a dementia friendly generation has been recognised nationally by charitable organisations and the Welsh Government. Read more >

Developing well-rounded, respectful Welsh citizens

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf is a supportive and welcoming school community. This is reflected in the school’s curriculum and wider activities. Read more >

The quality of education and training in adult health and social care

The purpose of this thematic survey is to provide the Welsh Government with advice on the current standards and quality of education and training in adult social care delivered by further education institutions (FEIs) and work-based learning (WBL) providers across Wales. The report also considers the quality of teaching, provision and leadership and management in adult social care training programmes. The report focuses primarily on training for care workers in residential care homes and other adult social care settings. Read more >

The quality of education and training in adult health and social care - 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 >


Improving pupil wellbeing through pupil engagement

Consulting with learners at Haberdasher’s Monmouth School for Girls has enabled staff to increase pupil wellbeing through more effective Personal, Social and Health Education. Read more >

Education about substance misuse - June 2007

There are signs that the advice in the Welsh Government Circular 17/02 may be having a positive effect in primary schools in helping to delay the age at which the majority of children and young people start smoking and experimenting with other hazardous substances. The impact in secondary schools is less certain. The Circular has helped primary and secondary schools to write or revise their policies on substance misuse education. However, it does not provide enough guidance for schools on how to develop an effective multi-agency approach in its teaching programme or how to forge stronger links between schools and local communities to help to prevent some of the underlying causes of substance misuse. Read more >

Sex and relationships guidance - March 2007

The impact of the teaching of sex and relationships education has been varied across Wales. Schools’ awareness of effective practice in the teaching of sex and relationships has increased in response to Welsh Assembly Government guidance. However, there are wide variations in the quality of teaching. Many schools deliver individual sessions which rely on factual evidence with no opportunity for learners to engage in discussion about moral and emotional issues. There are very few effective links between primary and secondary schools with regard to the teaching of sex and relationships education. PSE co-ordinators in secondary schools don’t generally meet with their primary colleagues to share and exchange information. Read more >

Values education: an evaluation of provision of education for the promotion of social responsibility and respect for others - February 2007

The schools that are most effective at promoting positive values in young people have strong leaders who provide a clear sense of direction about the values they want to foster and teachers who act as good role models for pupils. However, schools don’t always plan a whole-school approach to promoting social responsibility. More and more schools are building on the potential of sustainable development and global citizenship and the Curriculum Cymreig as important elements in promoting social responsibility, although overall these remain fairly weak areas of many schools’ provision. Read more >