Case Studies

Type

Schools

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity at Rhyl Primary

Primary Schools

Key Points

Our work to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity of our pupils made a significant impact and we have achieved the Healthy Schools London Silver and Gold Awards.

by Julia Stainton

A mentoring and coaching approach to staff development

Special Schools

Key Points

  • Joint practice development through mentoring and coaching
  • Teachers and practitioners are supported to reflect on their own practice
by Carolyn Harvey

Team Heroes at Holy Trinity and St Silas Primary

Primary Schools

Key Points

“This whole school buddy system has transformed relationships across the school. It has enabled every child to feel a valued and cared for member of the school community and it ensures that every child has a voice beyond their class room.” Lorraine Dolan (Headteacher)

by Rebecca Hall

Anti-Bullying Champions at Rhyl Primary School

Primary Schools

Key Points

“Pupils have high levels of respect of one another’s differences and demonstrate outstanding behaviour both in lessons and throughout the school. “
Challenge Partners Review March 2017

by Julia Stainton

Linking nutrition, growing food and developing cooking skills to improve healthy behaviours.

Primary Schools

Key Points

  • Our school recognises the important relationships between nutrition, growing food and developing cooking skills. Linking these areas has helped achieve our aim to change mind sets and help improve healthy behaviours for our school community
  • Delivering a comprehensive practical cooking and nutrition programme, encouraging food growing, establishing our Food Waste Café, promoting sustainability and working closely with our families have been key aspects of our work
by Matthew Western

Using Thinking Cards to improve mental wellbeing

Special Schools

Key Points

  • The “Thinking Cards” were developed to help young people improve their mental wellbeing utilising techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.
by Mike Kelly

Embedding formative assessment through a Teacher Learning Community

Primary Schools

Key Points

  • Teacher Learning Community providing sustained joint practice development
  • Focus on Assessment for Learning
by Tracey Shevlin

Using Transitions Effectively To Maximise Learning Time

Primary Schools

Key Points

How to use transition times to increase learning opportunities, rather than just manage them. Focuses on the use of chants as ways to embed key number facts, as the children move around the classroom.

by Sophie Klimt

Implementing strategies for efficient and impactful peer feedback and improvement in Year 1

Primary Schools

Key Points

  • Develop peer assessment and specific feedback in young children
  • Improve communication skills
  • Develop time efficient, impactful feedback sessions for a range of attainment levels
by David Benham

How speaking frames can support pupils’ critical analysis in art and design

Primary Schools

Key Points

To develop oral communication and depth of vocabulary used within art, I wanted to explore the use of models and speaking frames to deepen responses when observing and reflecting upon art.

by Angela Hay