Context and background Historically, our benchmarking data at key stage 3 historically illustrated that Writing is our students’ weakest attainment target. While this is consistent across all groups of learners (69% of students achieved Level 5 compared to 81% 2015 nationally). It is particularly pertinent to our male learners where the differential is characteristically notable. […]

Cynffig Comprehensive School – Mastery

Context and background Staff were concerned that pupils weren’t engaging with feedback, which was primarily directive. The new literacy co-ordinator was familiar with the practice of question-based feedback, which had been shown through research to have greater impact on learning. The department felt that it was necessary for pupils to engage with the […]

Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School – Effective Marking and Feedback to Raise Attainment of eFSM Pupils

Context and Background Nationally, the gap between non-FSM and eFSM pupils achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and mathematics is just below 28% (2015). This has been a fairly consistent figure in recent years and it explains why closing this gap has become a national priority. Although the number of […]

Cardiff High School – Pedagogical Approaches to Close the eFSM Gap

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

Name of lead person: Mrs Sarah Parry (Headteacher) and Dr Vince Browne (Partner Headteacher) Lead person e-mail address: sparry@llanishen.cardiff.sch.uk Lead person telephone number: 029 20680800 Local Authority/Authorities: Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Phase: Secondary   Context and background to case study: The rationale for establishing a formal partnership between Llanishen High School and Llantwit Major […]

Llanishen High School – Llanishen-Llantwit Partnership

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:  […]

The ‘Lan’ English and History Project – Ysgol Gwaelod y Garth

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