attendance


Area(s) of focus: Improving attendance Name of school / partnership: Willowbrook Primary School Name of lead person: Steve Davies Role of lead person: Headteacher Local authority(ies): Cardiff Phase(s): Primary   Context and background Willowbrook Primary School is located in St Mellons in Cardiff. There are currently 352 full-time and 64 part-time […]

Willowbrook Primary School – Improving Attendance



Kitchener Primary School serves the Riverside area of Cardiff, one of the most diverse parts of the city. The school roll reflects the ethnic makeup of the community. Overall, 90% of the children are from an ethnic minority with around half the pupils coming from a Bangladeshi background. Altogether there […]

Kitchener Primary School – The Parlimentary Review: A Year in Review



Colcot Primary School is situated in the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. The school’s Headteacher is Mrs Nia Cule. There are 325 pupils on roll aged 3 – 11 years old. The school has 13 teachers and 14 non teaching members of staff. The school serves an […]

Colcot Primary School – The Parlimentary Review: A Year in Perspective (Saesneg yn unig)



Tredegarville C.I.W Primary has developed partnerships with local businesses and community organisations to provide a range of activities that enrich the curriculum and raise pupils’ and parents’ aspirations.   Number of pupils: 245 Age range: 3-11 Date of inspection: November 2016 Context and background to sector-leading practice The school is […]

Estyn: Tredegarville CiW Primary School – Effective Partnerships that Engage Children and Enrich the Curriculum



Key Question   Can the explicit development of emotional literacy have a direct impact on closing the gap between closing the gap between Free School Meal and Non Free School Meal pupils at the end of Key Stage 2?    Summary  The purpose of this action research project is to […]

Llanharan Primary School – Closing the Gap Action Research Project



Context and background to sector-leading practice In 2012, Brackla Primary School worked with the local cluster of schools to employ a Family Engagement Officer (FEO).  Initially, this was successful in developing opportunities for families to support their children.  However, as the FEO worked in six schools, the time spent in […]

Estyn: Brackla Primary School – Making Parents Partners in Learning





Context Tonyrefail Comprehensive School is a secondary school for pupils aged 11-18 and has 931 pupils on roll. Around a quarter of pupils are eligible to free school meals. This is slightly higher than the national average. Across the school, there are 14 children who are looked after. Strategy The […]

Estyn: Tonyrefail Comprehensive School – Additional support for children who are looked after to improve their confidence and successes in literacy and numeracy





Area(s) of focus: Improve Attendance School(s) or partnership name: Bryntirion Comprehensive School Name of lead person: Christine Jenkins Role of lead person: Deputy Headteacher Lead person e-mail address: Christine.Jenkins2@bridgend.gov.uk Local Authority(ies): Bridgend Phase(s): Secondary Context and background to case study: Bryntirion Comprehensive School have a culture of prevention which is strengthened […]

Bryntirion Comprehensive School – Prevention



Area(s) of focus: Improve attendance School(s) or partnership name: Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda Name of lead person: Mrs Emma Harris Role of lead person: Attendance Lead and Key Stage 3 Progress Manager Lead person e-mail address: eharris@ysgolcymer.co.uk Lead person telephone number: 01443 680800 Local Authority(ies): Rhondda Cynon Taf Phase(s): Secondary […]

Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda – Improving Attendance Initiative



Context and background to Case Study Bodringallt Primary School serves the Ystrad Rhondda area of RCT. There are currently 86 mainstream pupils on roll (including pupils under statutory school age), with an additional 8 pupils attending the learning support unit (SEBD), making a total of 94 NOR. 50% of pupils […]

Bodringallt Primary School – Improving Attendance



Name of School: Pencoed Primary School Pencoed Primary School is one of two mainstream schools in the village of Pencoed. The last Estyn report was produced in 2011 and the following information was included in the report. “There are 505 pupils on roll including 33 who attend one of the […]

Pencoed Primary School – Improving Attendance



Context Between 2007 and 2011, secondary school attendance in Cardiff was consistently below the Wales average and one of the worst in Wales. Cardiff’s previous attendance strategy had a limited impact on the rates of attendance in secondary schools. An Estyn inspection in 2008 judged that the authority’s strategy to […]

The impact of delegation and implementation of a five-step framework in a secondary high school and its primary school cluster in Cardiff – Fitzalan High School



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



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



St. Philip Evans R.C Primary School, Cardiff, aims to strengthen pupil participation and increase the opportunities for all children by involving them in decision making. Staff have been trained how to organise activities taking into account pupils’ views. Children are consulted about how they want to learn which helps with […]

Estyn: St Philip Evans R.C. Primary School – Giving pupils a voice



Maesteg School in Bridgend recognises that there are barriers that impact on progress for a majority of pupils. The school provides an extensive range of intervention strategies, including individual mentoring, alternative pathways providing personalised programmes, highly specialised additional learning support and partnerships with other agencies. The impact of any intervention […]

Estyn: Maesteg School – Strategies to reduce barriers to progress and ensure support for every pupil



Porthcawl Comprehensive School ensures that support programmes are put in place to help pupils with the transition from primary to secondary school. Questionnaires are used to identify children that have particular concerns and these pupils are then invited to join the ‘Helping Hands’ group. The school arranges extra visits for any […]

Estyn: Porthcawl Comprehensive School – Effective transition from primary to secondary school



Strategy: A task and finish group consisting of headteachers and local authority officers developed the framework to provide a systematic and rigorous approach to managing attendance. The five steps in the strategy are as follows: Step 1 – School-based intervention such as demonstrating a clear attendance ethos, interventions of form […]

Estyn: Fitzalan High School – The impact of delegation and implementation of a five-step framework in a secondary high school and its primary school cluster in Cardiff



Strategy: The main areas of focus for the strategy are to: improve the school's engagement with the parents from the Czech and Slovak community reduce issues related to bullying and discrimination against pupils from the Czech and Slovak Roma community improve the self-esteem of pupils from this community through engaging […]

Estyn: Cathays High School – Addressing the needs of pupils from the Czech and Slovak Roma community