Name of school or partnership: Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Schemes (WNHSS) National Quality Schools: Cwmaman Infants School; Blaengwawr Primary School; Dolau Primary School; Llwynypia Primary School; Penygraig Infants School; Penygraig Junior School Name of lead person: Ann Quirke Role of lead person: Healthy Education Settings Coordinator, Cwm Taf Healthy Schools Schemes Lead person […]

Personal Development and Relationships Education: a Cwm Taf Healthy Schools Scheme National Quality Award PLC

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

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

At St Mellon’s C.I.W Primary, pupils work with partner organisations like Welsh National Opera to raise pupils’ skills, wellbeing and aspirations. Number of pupils: 116 Age range: 4-11 Date of inspection: 3-6 October 2016 Context and background to sector-leading practice St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School places a focus […]

Estyn: St Mellon’s CiW Primary School – Working with External Partners to Develop Pupils’ Skills and Talents

Context Maerdy Community Primary School caters for children aged three to eleven and includes a local authority specialist class for pupils with special educational needs. There are currently 244 children in full-time education. Forty two per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals. The area is recognised as […]

Estyn: Maerdy Community Primary School – After School Provision to Develop Pupils’ Skills

Context Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr is a Welsh-medium school that is maintained by Cardiff local authority, for boys and girls aged between 11 and 18 years. There are 1,081 pupils on roll. Just under 6% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is much lower than the national average. Seventeen per […]

Estyn: Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr – Using Learning in Drama to Foster Wellbeing, Diversity and Citizenship.

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

Context Cathays High School is a multi-cultural 11-19 secondary school, close to Cardiff city centre. Thirty-seven per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals and 38% of pupils have special educational needs. Over 50 languages are spoken within the community, often as the first language at home. Around […]

Addressing the needs of pupils from the Czech and Slovak Roma community in Cathays High School

Nature of strategy or activity identified as sector-leading practice: A significant amount of work was carried out to ensure the whole school community was part of establishing a long-term vision and school values that reflected the strong belief in all children and a commitment to the community in which they […]

Estyn: Herbert Thompson Primary School – Developing staff skills to improve standards for all learners

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

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

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: The school and the school’s aims and values reflect the development of the whole child. The school ethos is based on the wellbeing of all learners and staff, and the school motto, “We all believe, we all achieve!” is evident throughout the school. To ensure effective support for its […]

Estyn: Llwynypia Primary School – Data collection and tracking learners’ progress in wellbeing and academic performance

Cultural Connections summarises how co-curricular activities improved the wellbeing, behaviour and availability to learn of children with behavioural problems in two primary schools. Using movement to link the National Literacy Framework with local artists increased the children’s interest and engagement in learning. This case study highlights how creative teaching and learning strategies which provide children […]

Central South Consortium Physical Literacy Team: Goetre Primary School & St Joseph’s RC Primary School – A co-curricular approach to improving the health and wellbeing of learners