Improve pupil outcomes in the non-core subjects


School(s) or partnership name: Ton-yr-Ywen Primary School Name of lead person: Mrs Sarah Mizen and Mrs Vera Richards Role of lead person: Class teacher and History Subject Leader Lead person e-mail address: smizen@tonyrywen.co.uk Lead person telephone number: 02920 754633 Local Authority(ies): Cardiff Phase(s): Primary   Context and background to case […]

Ton-yr-Ywen Primary School – Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative Project: ‘Exploring Scott’



School name: Williamstown Primary School Name of lead person: Mrs Alison Hall Role of lead person: Headteacher Lead person e-mail address: Alison.Hall@rctcbc.gov.uk Lead person telephone number: 01443 432186 Local Authority: Rhondda Cynon Taf Phase:Foundation Phase to key stage 2 Context and background to case study: Our project was developed as […]

Williamstown Primary School – Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative: “Drawn to the Past”





Context Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr is a Welsh-medium school that is maintained by Cardiff local authority, for boys and girls aged between 11 and 18 years. There are 1,081 pupils on roll. Just under 6% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is much lower than the national average. Seventeen per […]

Estyn: Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr – Using Learning in Drama to Foster Wellbeing, Diversity and Citizenship.



Fitzalan High School has adapted the provision in music to engage pupils who are new to English. Context Fitzalan High School is an 11-19 mixed, community school maintained by Cardiff local authority. The school serves some areas which are economically disadvantaged. There are currently 1,648 pupils on roll. Just over […]

Estyn: Fitzalan High School – Adapting Provision in Music to Engage Pupils Who Are New to English



Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School is an English-medium school for 11 to 18-year-old pupils in Vale of Glamorgan local authority. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 28.9%, which is well above the average of 17.4% for Wales. The school has 28.2% of pupils on the special […]

Estyn – Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School: Sequencing activities to enable pupils to build their skills in modern foreign languages incrementally



Bishop Hedley High School is an English-medium school for 11 to 16-year-old pupils in Merthyr local authority. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 22.5%, which is above the average of 17.4% for Wales. The school has 29.7% of pupils on the special education needs register, […]

Estyn – Bishop Hedley High School: Moving from Mimicry to Mastery of a Modern Foreign Language



St Cyres School is an English-medium school for 11 to 18-year-old pupils in Vale of Glamorgan local authority. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is around 17.3% which is in line with the average of 17.4% for Wales. The school has 29.9% of pupils on the special […]

Estyn – St Cyres School: Effective use of software to engage pupils and enhance their learning





Who was involved? Headteachers FP and KS2 Teachers Convenor Ceri Hoffrock, St.David’s CIW Primary, Vale of Glamorgan Focus Moving teaching from good to excellent using Continua focused on FP practice- improve outdoor learning, plenary and verbal feedback KS2 practice- improve short term planning based on evaluation, differentiation and teachers’ written […]

School Improvement Group Seventeen – Moving teaching from good to excellent using Continua



On-line partnership with National Library expands repertoire of Welsh medium learning resources.Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg, a Welsh-medium secondary school in the Vale of Glamorgan is making use of a treasure trove of learning resources available via the National Library of Wales’ website.The Library’s work is helping to address the shortage […]

Welsh Government – Best practice video case study – Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg





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



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