Improve pupil outcomes in Welsh


At Greenfield Special School, senior leaders have embraced the challenge to improve pupils’ Welsh language skills. As a result, nearly all pupils make extensive progress in relation to their needs, abilities and starting points.   Number of learners: 178 Age range: 3-19 Date of inspection: March 2017   Information about the school Greenfield […]

Estyn: Engaging All Pupils in the Welsh Language – Greenfield Special School



Context of Research The work began with the development of an inter-connecting series of Hwb networks for SIG 24 schools: Welsh oracy moderated portfolio; Numerical reasoning moderated portfolio; SIG 24 community network; Office 365 Welsh second language; Office 365 numerical reasoning network; and Cascade training for all staff by SIG […]

Hwb to Support Moderation – SIG 24



Name of contact: Catrin Evans Role of contact: Assistant headteacher Contact details: catrin.evans@yggllangynwyd.cymru / 01656 815700   Context and background of case study In light of the introduction of the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate, there was a need to consider adjusting the key stage 4 curriculum, including looking for opportunities to develop a Community […]

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd and Llangynwyd Primary School – Using the Welsh Baccalaureate to Improve Community Links



Area of Focus: Improve the link between the school and the local community Name of Lead Person: Wendy Owen / Jan Jones Role of Lead Person: Y5 Class Teacher / Headteacher Lead person e-mail address: ysgolgwaelodygarth@cardiff.gov.uk Lead person telephone number: 02920810489 Local Authority: Cardiff Phase: Primary Context and background to case study:  […]

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Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in Welsh School(s) or partnership name: Radnor Primary School, Cardiff Name of lead person: Peter Roderick Lead person e-mail address: peterroderick@radnorprm.cardiff.sch.uk Lead person telephone number: 02920 387506 Local Authority: Cardiff Phase: Primary Context and background to case study: Estyn inspected the school in December 2014 and identified Welsh as an area […]

Radnor Primary School – Improving Standards of Welsh Second Language in a Primary School



Who was involved? Headteachers Deputy headteachers Convenor Sue Henderson Cefn Glas Infants, Bridgend Focus Improve Welsh 2nd language provision and practice. Improve provision for outdoor learning. Actions SIG 9 began collaborative work with learning walks to share good practice from within their schools. There was a focus on outdoor learning. Welsh […]

School Improvement Group Nine – Improve Welsh 2nd language provision and practice.





Title of case study: The war room! Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in foundation phase Improve pupil outcomes in KS2 Improve pupil outcomes in CSI Reduce the gender gap Reduce the FSM gap Reduce the gap – vulnerable pupils Improve pupil outcomes in literacy Improve pupil outcomes in numeracy […]

Roath Park Primary School – The war room!



Title of case study: Effective pupil voice - leading from the centre Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in KS3 Improve pupil outcomes in L2+ Improve pupil outcomes in literacy Improve pupil outcomes in numeracy Improve pupil outcomes in ICT Improve pupil outcomes in Welsh Improve pupil outcomes in the […]

Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School: Effective pupil voice – leading from the centre



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



Activity: The school employs two Welsh teachers who work in the local, English-medium primary schools. These teachers identify approximately 40 Year 6 pupils each year who are more able in Welsh as well as other areas of the curriculum. These pupils follow the ‘cwrs carlam’, a fast track system in […]

Estyn: Treorchy Comprehensive School – Accelerated provision in Welsh for more able and talented pupils