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Rhydypenau Primary School is a large primary school of over 500 learners in Cardiff. In 2011, Estyn judged standards at the school to be good. Birchgrove Primary School is also located in Cardiff and is slightly smaller with around 400 learners on roll. Rhydypenau Primary School has almost 3 per […]

Welsh Government – Developing and sharing practice: Rhydypenau Primary School and Birchgrove Primary School



St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School is located in Bridgend and serves a large community across the town. Pontrhydyfen Primary School is a small village school in the Afan Valley. In 2012, Estyn inspected Pontrhydyfen Primary School and identified the need to improve key skills (especially reading, writing and handwriting), […]

Welsh Government – Developing and sharing practice: St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School and Pontrhydyfen Primary School



Ysgol Mynydd Bychan and Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pen-y-Groes are Welsh-medium primary schools in Cardiff. Ysgol Mynydd Bychan has more than 200 learners on roll, much more than Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pen-y-Groes which is still a growing school and is not yet catering for as many learners as Ysgol Mynydd Bychan, […]

Welsh Government – Developing and sharing practice: Ysgol Mynydd Bychan and Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pen-y-Groes



Cardiff High School is an 11 to 18 school and Willows High School is an 11 to 16 school, both located in Cardiff. Willows High School has successfully overcome historical learner performance issues to become one of the highest performing schools (with similar levels of free school meals) for learners […]

Welsh Government – Teaching practice, methods and self-evaluation: Cardiff High School and Willows High School



Bryn Hafod Primary School is situated on a large housing estate in the eastern suburb of Cardiff and has around 330 learners on roll. Around 34 per cent of learners are eligible for free school meals, which is higher than the average for the local authority and Wales. Herbert Thompson […]

Welsh Government – Teaching practice, methods and self-evaluation: Herbert Thompson Primary School and Bryn Hafod Primary School



On-line partnership with National Library expands repertoire of Welsh medium learning resources.Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg, a Welsh-medium secondary school in the Vale of Glamorgan is making use of a treasure trove of learning resources available via the National Library of Wales’ website.The Library’s work is helping to address the shortage […]

Welsh Government – Best practice video case study – Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg



Motivating students by showcasing their work on YouTube.To motivate their music students, Willows School got them to make their own video tutorial, using windows MovieMaker and posted it on Youtube where it received 70,000 hits and widespread favourable comment. Teachers have noticed greater enthusiasm for the subject and improved attendance […]

Welsh Government – Best practice video case study – Willows High School



In this series of case studies you can find out how schools in Wales are using results from the National Reading and Numeracy Tests to provide targeted support to their learners and drive up standards of literacy and numeracy. View the full Welsh Government case study here

Welsh Government- Using results from the National Reading and Numeracy Tests