Daily Archives: July 23, 2015


Title of case study: Improving pupil outcomes in L2+ Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in L2+ School(s) or partnership name: Archbishop McGrath Catholic Comprehensive School Name of lead person: Angela Keller Role of lead person: Headteacher Lead person e-mail address: angela.keller@bridgend.gov.uk Lead person telephone number: 01656 815 500 Local authority(ies): […]

Archbishop McGrath Catholic Comprehensive School – Improving pupil outcomes in L2+



Title of case study: Our ICT Journey Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in ICT School(s) or partnership name: Darran Park Primary School Name of lead person: James Protheroe Role of lead person: ICT Coordinator Lead person e-mail address: jamesprotheroe@hotmail.com Lead person telephone number: 01443 730450 Local authority(ies): Rhondda Cynon […]

Darran Park Primary School – Our ICT Journey



Title of case study: Improving attendance Area(s) of focus: Improve attendance School(s) or partnership name: Marlborough Primary School Name of lead person: Jonathan Lewis Role of lead person: Acting Headteacher Lead person e-mail address: Jonathan.Lewis@cardiff.gov.uk Lead person telephone number: 029 20 492564 Local authority(ies): Cardiff Phase(s): Primary Context and background to […]

Marlborough Primary School – Improving attendance



Area(s) of focus: Improve the quality of teaching School(s) or partnership name: Marlborough Primary School Name of lead person: Jonathan Lewis Role of lead person: Acting Headteacher Lead person e-mail address: Jonathan.Lewis@cardiff.gov.uk Lead person telephone number: 029 20 492564 Local authority(ies): Cardiff Phase(s): Primary Context and background to case study: Marlborough Primary […]

Marlborough Primary School – Using the continua to improve teaching





Title of case study: Improve whole-school play opportunities and pupil behaviour through the use of a 'Play pod' Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil play and behaviour School(s) or partnership name: Palmerston Primary School Name of lead person: Katy Edwards and Sarah Cason Role of lead person: Deputy head teacher and Literacy co-ordinator […]

Palmerston Primary School – Improve whole-school play opportunities and pupil behaviour through the use of a ‘Play pod’



Title of case study: Engaging effectively with the community to raise standards Area(s) of focus: Achievement for all School(s) or partnership name: Palmerston Primary School Name of lead person: Katy Edwards Role of lead person: Deputy head teacher Lead person e-mail address: palmerstondeputy@hotmail.com Lead person telephone number: 01446747393 Local authority(ies): Vale […]

Palmerston Primary School – Engaging effectively with the community to raise standards



Teitl yr astudiaeth achos: Codi safonau ar gyfer disgyblion PYDd ar lefel 2 gan gynnwys Saesneg a mathemateg Meysydd ffocws: Cau’r bwlch PYDd Gwella deilliannau ar lefel 2+ ar gyfer disgyblion PYDd Enw’r ysgol neu bartneriaeth: Ysgol Uwchradd Cathays Enw’r person arweiniol: Stuart Davies Rôl y person arweiniol: Pennaeth Cynorthwyol […]

Ysgol Uwchradd Cathays: Codi safonau ar gyfer disgyblion PYDd ar lefel 2 gan gynnwys Saesneg a mathemateg



Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in KS2 Improve pupil outcomes in KS3 Reduce the gap – vulnerable pupils School(s) or partnership name: Ferndale Community School (Tylorstown, Maerdy, Darran Park & Penrhys Primary). Name of lead person: Heather Nicholas & Nicole Jones Role of lead person: Head teacher; Achievement Leader […]

Ferndale Community School – Transition Fortnight



Title of case study: Raising Standards in English and Maths Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in KS3 Improve pupil outcomes in L2+ School(s) or partnership name: Ferndale Community School Name of lead person: Richard Owen Role of lead person: Assistant Head – line Manager Maths/ English Lead person e-mail […]

Ferndale Community School: Raising Standards in English and Maths





Title of case study: Improving Attendance Area(s) of focus: Improving Attendance School(s) or partnership name: Bryn Celyn Primary School Name of lead person: Mrs Elizabeth Keys Role of lead person: Headteacher Lead person e-mail address: ekeys@cardiff.gov.uk Lead person telephone number: 02920 400770 Local authority(ies): Cardiff Phase(s): Primary Context and background […]

Bryn Celyn Primary School: Improving Attendance



Title of case study: Art and thinking skills Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in foundation phase Improve pupil outcomes in KS2 Improve pupil outcomes in the non-core subjects Improve the quality of AFL School(s) or partnership name: Llanishen Fach Primary School Name of lead person: Mark Barrett Role of […]

Llanishen Fach Primary School: Art and Thinking Skills



Title of case study: Improving family engagement Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in foundation phase Improve pupil outcomes in KS2 Reduce the FSM gap Reduce the gap – vulnerable pupils Improve pupil behaviour Improve attendance School(s) or partnership name: Darran Park Primary School Name of lead person: Mrs Claire […]

Darran Park Primary School – Improving family engagement





Nature of strategy or activity identified as sector-leading practice: A significant amount of work was carried out to ensure the whole school community was part of establishing a long-term vision and school values that reflected the strong belief in all children and a commitment to the community in which they […]

Estyn: Herbert Thompson Primary School – Developing staff skills to improve standards for all learners



Treorchy Comprehensive School fast-tracks learners’ progress in subjects such as French, Mathematics and Welsh second language provision. The school’s flexible and balanced curriculum ensures it meets the needs of all learners, including identifying, on entry, more able and talented pupils. The fast-track opportunities have made a significant contribution to outstanding […]

Estyn: Treorchy Comprehensive School – The fast-track to success



Treorchy Comprehensive School works closely with its feeder primary schools to ensure pupils’ transition between key stage 2 and key stage 3 is consistent, including development Welsh language skills. Staff from the comprehensive school teach Welsh lessons to Year 6 pupils in their cluster primary schools and prepare resources and […]

Estyn: Treorchy Comprehensive School – Pride in the Welsh language brings success



Description of nature of strategy or activity: The school opened its Assistive Technology Centre in September 2010. The Advisory Centre for Education describes Assistive Technology as ‘any equipment or system that is used to increase or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities’. Four members of staff achieved professional qualifications […]

Estyn: Tŷ Gwyn Special School – Technology plays a significant role in helping pupils to achieve their potential



Nature of strategy or activity identified as sector-leading practice: The school started to re-think teacher support by defining coaching: Coaching is the development of teachers’ skills and knowledge so that their job performances and enjoyment of their roles improves. It involves a sharing partnership in which professionals support each other. […]

Estyn: Cardiff High School – Teacher coaching programme underpins excellence



Strategy: Mary Immaculate Catholic High School includes pupils’ development in skills in its teaching and learning policy. The school has rigorous monitoring procedures that challenge all pupils to meet their potential in all areas of their learning. The senior management team regularly undertake lesson observations, book reviews and pupil surveys […]

Estyn: Mary Immaculate Catholic High School – Monitoring provision for skills