Abercynon Community Primary School

Ysgol Gymunedol Abercynon


School Improvement Summary 2023-2024

Summary of Key Priorities for

Abercynon Community Primary School 2023-2024


Priority 1 –Teaching and Learning - To challenge the learning of all our pupils across the school

· Action Research Challenge for all: Research on feedback/metacognition:

· e.g. John Hattie, Shirley Clarke, Teach Like a Champion. Systematic Review on Feedback

· Study Estyn research findings on feedback.

· Develop staff library of professional learning and research

· Develop self-evaluation strategies for evaluating teaching and learning

· Evaluate research as a staff and decide on way forward to address Challenge across the school

· Cluster working: Develop a collaborative approach to planning and progression

a. HT Cluster feedback from July INSET

b. AOLE leads meetings with cluster leads

c. INSET – way forward linking with MACS

d. Evaluate progress and Impact

· Monitor how pupils are being challenged- what has worked? What impact has this had?

· Revise use of non-negotiables

Develop Writing skills

· Develop Mighty writer across the school

Develop Numeracy skills

· Devise Calculation policy in line with cluster and MACS

Develop Wellbeing

 - Targeted support for pupils through Shine Project, Thrive and ELSA

 - Growth Mindset assembly - Use of mojo videos /Growth mindset questions



Priority 2 – To develop oracy with particular to Welsh oracy skills

· Further develop Helpwr Heddiw – daily routine

· INSET training on language patterns and activities to develop the Welsh language

· Governors/Challenge Advisor Learning Walk focus on

· Staff training – How to structure a Welsh lesson/pedagogy. (Y Gromlech Continuum).

· Staff Training – using EPI (Use of advisory service and techniques and resources).

· Communicate targets to Governors/parents

· Time to work on developing a cohesive curriculum and map progression of sentence patterns across the progression steps and themes.

· Develop Criw Iaith/community and cluster links (e.g links with YGG Abercynon, Pontsionorton and Ynysyboeth)

- Link with Eisteddfod (school and regional/national competitions)

· Revise LLC documentation

· Support and advice from CSC on developing Welsh across the school


Priority 3 – Focus on self assessment with reference to quality teaching and learning

· Continue to develop the ASPIRE curriculum

 - Produce a teaching toolkit of good practice bespoke to Curriculum for Wales teaching and       learning

· ALN – Statutory Years 2, 4, 6 - introduce ALN Bill practices and IDP’s

· ALN – All about Me profiles – develop new format to record one page profiles for pupils