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A skills-based curriculum with more local contexts

Kitchener Primary has adapted its curriculum to focus more on what pupils want to learn, using more local contexts for learning. A flexible timetable is being trialled, to enable the exploration of topics in more depth and to provide further challenge. Regular sessions with parents also help to raise awareness. 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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Matching the curriculum for Wales to school values and teacher aspirations

Putting the wow factor into learning meant Llanishen Fach Primary School encouraging staff to take risks to develop a rich and creative curriculum. The school has embraced reform and promotes the belief that anything is possible. 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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Promoting parents as partners supports school improvement

A relaxed coffee morning between parents and seniors leaders is just one of the many strategies adopted by Trelewis Primary School as part of its parental engagement. Wider stakeholder involvement has led to a more robust and accurate picture of the school’s own performance Read more >

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Developing whole school systems to bring about rapid improvement

Heolgerrig Community School has improved standards in reading and attendance as well as securing improvements through honest and accurate self-evaluation. Its improvement journey has taken the school out of special measures to performing above average in several areas. Read more >

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Creating a nurturing school through an inclusive approach to wellbeing

Cadoxton Primary School’s positive approach to wellbeing has created a nurturing community where pupils are ready to learn. Read more >

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Improving family engagement to develop pupil wellbeing within the school community

Lansdowne Primary School has successfully increased its parental engagement through workshops, groups, an open door policy and even a coffee shop. This has helped develop effective relationships with pupils’ families and provides early intervention opportunities when issues arise. Read more >

Enabling parents to support their children’s learning

Ysgol Gynradd Talysarn has helped parents to overcome obstacles in supporting their children’s learning. Another project has developed the bilingual skills of pupils and their parents. Read more >

Building effective partnerships to improve learning outcomes and wellbeing

Presteigne Primary School has developed effective partnerships with organisations including the town council, local high school and the Alzheimer’s Society. Read more >

Working with external partners to develop pupils’ skills and talents

At St Mellon’s C.I.W Primary, pupils work with partner organisations like Welsh National Opera to raise pupils’ skills, wellbeing and aspirations. Read more >

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Making families partners in learning

Brackla Primary School makes families a key part of the learning process, leading to improved standards in literacy, numeracy and attendance across the school. Read more >

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