Improve the quality of improvement planning


At Y Pant Comprehensive School, teaching and learning has improved through an emphasis on reflective practice. The school has implemented a number of mechanisms for colleagues to share and reflect on what they do well. Number of learners: 1,271 Age range: 11-18 Date of inspection: January 2017 Information about the […]

Estyn: Improving Teaching through an Emphasis on Professional Learning –



Little did I know that within 6 months of becoming Head Teacher in January 2014, our school would find itself at the heart of all four Central South Wales Challenge (CSWC) initiatives. Inspired by the London and Manchester Challenges, these initiatives are building a self-improving school system and breaking down […]

All Saints Church in Wales Primary School – The Parlimentary Review: A Year in Perspective



Context of Research The collaborative work began with a clear agenda and focus. This was to reflect on, and improve pedagogy in Year 1 so that it more closely aligns with the philosophy associated with the Foundation Phase. The main focus of the work undertaken was to develop the skills […]

Improving Foundation Phase Provision – SIG 32



Name of Lead Contact: Sêra Evans-Fear Role of Lead Contact: Chair of Governors Contact details: seramevans@aol.com   Context and background of case study:  Whilst conducting a review of the effectiveness of the Governing Body by conducting a self-evaluation, it was identified that the Governing Body felt it was not having sufficient input […]

Parc Primary School – The Effective Co-operation of the Governing Body, Senior Leadership Team and Wider Staff



Title of Case Study: Achievement for All Quality Mark Area(s) of Focus:  Improve pupil outcomes in KS2 Improve pupil outcomes in KS3 Reduce the FSM gap Reduce the gap – vulnerable pupils Improve pupil outcomes in literacy Improve pupil outcomes in numeracy Improve pupil outcomes in the non-core subjects Improve pupil […]

Ysgol Bryn Castell – Achievement for All Quality Mark



Who was involved? Headteachers Deputy headteachers Senior leaders Support staff ALNCO Convenor James Ridley, Llangynwyd Primary, Bridgend Focus Develop positive behaviour management using expertise of Court School, Cardiff Improve MAT provision and practice Improve practice in the Foundation Phase Share school self -improvement strategies and processes. Actions Headteachers from SIG 33 shared […]

School Improvement Group Thirty Three – Develop positive behaviour management using expertise of Court School, Cardiff



Who was involved? Headteachers Numeracy leaders Convenor Ferne Davies, Ninian Park Primary, Cardiff Focus Improve provision for, and teaching of, numerical reasoning. Move teaching from good to excellent. Actions SIG 6 began their work with learning walks focussed on classroom management, including the use of space and resources. School to school […]

School Improvement Group Six – Improve provision for, and teaching of, numerical reasoning.



Who was involved? Headteachers Literacy and numeracy leaders Convenor Sian Lewis, Fairfield Primary (Vale of Glamorgan) Focus Improve the quality of teaching and learning in literacy. Improve target setting and review pupil progress through tracking. Employ strategies to improve attendance and punctuality. Actions SIG 4 work began with learning walks across […]

School Improvement Group Four – Improve the quality of teaching and learning in literacy.



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