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: 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

Description of nature of strategy or activity: The school opened its Assistive Technology Centre in September 2010. The Advisory Centre for Education describes Assistive Technology as ‘any equipment or system that is used to increase or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities’. Four members of staff achieved professional qualifications […]

Estyn: Tŷ Gwyn Special School – Technology plays a significant role in helping pupils to achieve their potential

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

Strategy: Part of the school’s strategic planning is to create stronger links with parents and the local community, so as to ensure that disadvantaged learners are well supported. The school has focused attention on learners’ transition from key stage 2 to key stage 3 and monitors carefully learners’ progress and […]

Estyn: Cathays High School – Creating stronger links with parents and the local community to ensure that disadvantaged learners are well-supported

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

Nature of strategy or activity identified as sector-leading practice: Through the schools' information management system, every teacher, head of department, head of year and senior management link receives information on pupils' social background and prior attainment. This has led to detailed planning for progression for every pupil, including vulnerable groups […]

Estyn: Cathays High School – Supporting vulnerable groups of pupils

Nature of strategy or activity identified as sector-leading practice: In order to improve wellbeing and community cohesion an ‘open door policy’ was introduced. Weekly family learning sessions were established for parents to attend with pupils. Termly ‘Bring a Parent’ afternoons were introduced where all parents or grandparents attend with their […]

Estyn: Miskin Primary School – Family Learning