Family Engagement


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



Setting Roath Park is located North-East of Cardiff City Centre Roath Park Primary 120 years old 500+ pupils aged between 3 and 11 years 50 members of staff in total – Home Languages spoken include Welsh, Urdu, Bengali and Arabic. 60% of pupils from Minority Ethnic background, 58% have a […]

Roath Park Primary School – A model of Family Engagement with a Growth Mindset Focus



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 and Background to Case Study Since September 2014 Bryn Deri has embarked on a digital journey. The school recognised the need to develop ‘Computational-Thinking’ to enhance digital confidence and competence. Through embedding computational-thinking into lessons across the school, the school knew that this area of learning would have a […]

Digital Competence: Computational-Thinking to Support Literacy and Numeracy Skills Development



Who was involved? Headteachers Teachers Family engagement officers Convenor Anna Maria Bevan, Tremorfa Nursery, Cardiff Focus Improve provision for MAT pupils in numeracy Improve standards in oracy Improve levels of family engagement. Actions Headteachers shared visits in SIG 29 schools and completed learning walks looking for strengths and areas for development. […]

School Improvement Group Twenty Nine A – Improve provision for MAT pupils in numeracy



Who was involved? Headteachers Numeracy leaders Convenor Ruth Jackson, Kitchener Primary (Cardiff) Focus Improve levels of family engagement Improve standards in numeracy Actions The National Numeracy Diagnostic Tool was used in all SIG 2 schools to identify strengths, areas for development and any commonality across settings. The data was analysed by […]

School Improvement Group Two – Improving levels of family engagement





The brief: Capcoch primary and Ignite UP worked together to create an innovative pilot program designed to develop a full cohort of year 6 children's’ independent learning to promote engagement with their local natural environment whilst also developing literacy, numeracy, social, physical and emotional skills and wellbeing.   The program: Using the John Muir Award, an […]

Capcoch Primary – John Muir Award





Title of case study: Engaging effectively with the community to raise standards Area(s) of focus: Achievement for all School(s) or partnership name: Palmerston Primary School Name of lead person: Katy Edwards Role of lead person: Deputy head teacher Lead person e-mail address: palmerstondeputy@hotmail.com Lead person telephone number: 01446747393 Local authority(ies): Vale […]

Palmerston Primary School – Engaging effectively with the community to raise standards



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



Children and parents/ carers at Cogan nursery school, Vale of Glamorgan, have benefited from the nursery’s effective use of technology to involve the community in learning. From sharing videos of story-telling and mathematics, to a blog providing advice, the nursery has successfully engaged its stakeholders. As a result, parents have become […]

Estyn: Cogan Nursery School – Sharing learning through social media



Capcoch Primary School, Rhondda Cynon Taf, identified that there was a need to break down barriers between the school and families. The school developed a strategy to build relations and trust with parents. They offered courses such as healthy living, cooking and internet safety, which combined with a breakfast club, […]

Estyn: Capcoch Primary School – Parents play an important role in school life



Strategy: The school promotes its mission statement “Learning and Living Together” through building strong partnerships with its parents and the local community. During the past three years, as part of its drive to improve standards in literacy, the school has made increasing parental engagement a priority. The school’s strategy to […]

Estyn: Mount Stuart Primary School – Developing effective strategies to engage with parents and carers



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Key Points: The School’s Journey presents the experiences of Cadoxton Primary in embedding physical literacy across the school using initiatives developed through PESS and PLPS and underpinned by the principles of the Physical Literacy Framework. Engaging children, staff, parents and the wider community helped to embed Dragon Multi-Skills, Play to Learn and Dragon Tracker […]

Central South Consortium Physical Literacy Team: Cadoxton Primary School – ‘Getting a School Hooked on Sport’