Coedpenmaen is a mainstream primary school with additional intake at Year 3 from a local infants’ school. All children are screened at the end of Year 2 to identify any gaps in learning – ensuring that all Year 3 children start Key Stage 2 with the opportunity to fill gaps in basic skills, both in literacy and numeracy. The approach with Catch Up® we have taken at Coedpenmaen has shown that pupils’ confidence and basic skills improve considerably, and that this has a positive impact on pupils’ ability to function more effectively in the classroom. I only wish we could offer it to even more pupils!
Newbridge School is a mixed sex 11-16 years school, based in the South East Valleys of Wales. The school currently educates approximately 1000 pupils. Newbridge School strives to provide maximum opportunity for all pupils to achieve their full potential. Our school motto is ‘Inspire – Succeed – Excel’.
Catch Up® Literacy was introduced to Newbridge School as an intervention to support struggling readers in year 7. The aim was to close the gap between these learners’ chronological ages and reading ages, and to improve confidence and ability not only on a personal level but across the whole curriculum.
Casterton College Rutland is the highest performing secondary school in Rutland and Stamford.
Catch Up® was introduced after our SENCO attended a TA conference in London during 2014, where a presentation was given by Dee Reid, one of the co-creators of Catch Up® Literacy. It was explained that Catch Up® was an accredited training programme with a recognised qualification, allowing staff to be trained in the delivery of Catch Up®.
Lovelace Primary School is a large 3-form entry community Primary school with nursery, in the south of the borough of Kingston upon Thames. It is a diverse cultural community with children from many different faiths and backgrounds. We have a very positive ethos and believe that each child can be encouraged to achieve their very best.
St Robert’s Primary School is made up of 183 children aged from 3-11, and serves a wide catchment area with mixed socio-economic needs. The school has approximately 7% of its pupils identified as SEN, with a further 6% of pupils identified as receiving Basic Skills support. The identification of and provision for these children is the responsibility of all staff, but is monitored and supervised by the ALNco (also the Deputy Head Teacher) and by the Headteacher, who takes on the role of SENco.
Ysgol Acrefair is a Community Primary School in North-East Wales, currently with 240 pupils on roll. Pupils are taught in single-form entry classes, with a Head Teacher, eight class teachers, one Additional Needs Teacher and fifteen Support Staff.
Catch Up® Literacy and Catch Up® Numeracy training were first attended in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Since then, additional staff have received training and now six staff members are Catch Up® Literacy trained and four staff members are Catch Up® Numeracy trained.
Silverdale Primary Academy is a large Primary School situated near Hastings. The area is classified as part of the Coastal Deprivation Area. The current number on roll is 629 [three-form entry]. The Academy decided to invest in the Catch Up® intervention in order to target our disadvantaged pupils (Pupil Premium children) with a view to closing the gap in attainment with other children in the Academy.
Priory School is a larger-than-average four-form entry primary school. It has 913 pupils. Pupils come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, with around 45% White British, 20% Pakistani and 13% Indian. Around a third speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is around 20%. This proportion is higher than average, as there is a special educational needs Resource Unit that caters for around 60 pupils. Their needs include SEBD; complex physical, sensory and medical needs, and children on the autistic spectrum. Around one in five pupils are supported by the pupil premium fund.
Jenner Park Primary School is situated to the east of the town of Barry. The school provides education for pupils between 3 and 11 years of age. Pupils are taught through the medium of English, and Welsh is taught as a second language. There are currently 245 pupils on roll, with most pupils coming from White British ethnic backgrounds.
Mae Ysgol Carreg Emlyn yn ysgol naturiol Gymraeg yn Sir Ddinbych ac wedi bod yn agored ers Medi 2014 ers cau ysgolion Cyffylliog a Clocaenog. Mae gennym 85 o ddisgyblion. Mae’n ysgol hapus a’i harwyddair yw ‘Mwynhau Dysgu a Llwyddo Gyda’n Gilydd.’ Mae yna 3 cynorthwy-ydd dosbarth yn rhoi cefnogaeth Dyfal Donc a’r pennaeth yw’r cydlynydd. Mae plant yn dod o deuluoedd Cymraeg a Saesneg. Cymraeg yw iaith y cartref i ychydig dros hanner y plant. Mae gennym garfan o blant nad ydynt yn ADY ond angen hwb ychwanegol ac mae’r rhaglen Dyfal Donc yn ein galluogi i gefnogi y plant yma yn llwyddiannus.
Ysgol cyfrwng Cymraeg wedi ei lleoli yng ngorllewin Dinas Caerdydd yw Ysgol Coed-y-Gof. Mae dalgylch daearyddol eang gan yr ysgol a daw mwyafrif y dysgwyr o ardaloedd Caerau a Threlái. Disgrifiwyd yr ardaloedd yma’n ddifreintiedig a chânt eu hadnabod fel ardaloedd Cymunedau’n Gyntaf. Mae 13 o ddosbarthiadau o fewn yr ysgol; gydag un dosbarth yn uned ar gyfer dysgwyr ag ADY sydd yn gwasanaethu holl ysgolion cynradd Cymraeg Caerdydd.
William Edwards School is an 11-16 converter academy which has recently formed a MAT partnership with 2 local primary schools. Pupils entering the school arrive with APS below average, and a range of support systems have been developed to accelerate their progress upon transition. Over the last 2 years, the number of pupils with SEN status has risen and we have seen pupils entering the school with more complex needs.
We are a single form entry Church in Wales Junior School situated in the cathedral city of St Asaph in North Wales. Currently we have 116 learners in attendance at school. We have approximately 17% of learners in receipt of free school meals and around 25% of learners identified as having additional learning needs. There are three learners who have statements of Special Educational Needs.
Ysgol gynradd fechan yw Ysgol Foel Gron gydag oddeutu 45 o ddisgyblion. Mae cymhorthyddion yr ysgol wedi dilyn hyfforddiant Dyfal Donc Llythrennedd er mwyn gweithio tuag at godi hyder a dealltwriaeth disgyblion. Gwelwyd cynnydd o hyd at 2 flynedd mewn ychydig fisoedd mewn rhai disgyblion drwy’r Cynllun sydd yn eu gosod o fewn amrediad cyfartaledd eu hoed. Mae strwythr a threfn y Cynllun yn arf hylaw i ymdopi ag anghenion disgyblion ac ar sail y llwyddiant gyda chodi safonau llythrennedd rydym wedi ein symbylu i hyfforddi ar gynllun Dyfal Donc Rhifedd. Argymhellwn y Cynllun yn fawr.
Netley Primary School is a culturally diverse school set in Regent’s Park, which has one of the highest poverty indices in England. We have a mainstream campus and specialist autistic unit, which integrate on a regular basis through learning and play. The school has worked hard to ensure that achievement is improving for all pupils through the following:
Ysgol Mair is a Catholic primary school situated in the south of Rhyl, a large seaside town in North Wales. The school serves the parishes of Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele/Towyn so it has a large catchment area, with children being brought to school on buses.
Presently there are 349 pupils on roll, which includes 34 part-time nursery pupils. There are twelve mixed ability classes who are taught by ten full-time teachers and four part-time teachers, equalling six FP classes and 6 KS2 classes.
There are 28% of pupils receiving free school meals (higher than the county and national averages), 22% of pupils are EAL (higher than county and national averages) and 13% of pupils have ALN. The area the school serves is considered to be disadvantaged.
Cogan Primary School is situated on the outskirts of the large seaside town of Penarth, and was built in 1884. There are currently 207 pupils on roll. Within the school, there is a Hearing Resource Base with 6 pupils who are integrated into mainstream classes with support. 14% of pupils are on our SEN register and 12% of pupils are on our FSM register. 6% of our pupils speak a language other than English at home.
We received an excellent report from our last ESTYN inspection in February 2011, placing us within the top 11% of schools in Wales and in which our Hearing Resource Base was deemed ‘sector leading’.
Ysgol John Bright is an English medium school greatly respected in the community it serves. Ysgol John Bright is a school which values every individual, all students and all staff, teaching and non-teaching, as part of our learning community. We aim to provide a stimulating and well-managed learning environment which maximises individual potential and equips students of all abilities to meet the challenges of education, work and life in the 21st Century.
Emrys ap Iwan is a secondary school situated in Abergele. There are approximately 1140 learners on roll; 27% are registered and claim FSM, and 23% of learners are on the ALN register. The mission statement, ‘Dare to Achieve’, demonstrates the school’s dedication to the success of every learner. The school is committed to excellent teaching through the Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme, to ensure all learners are challenged and supported in every lesson.
Our school opened in September 2000, following the amalgamation of the village primary schools at Fincham and Shouldham. It is in a small village setting and has close links with the local community. We cater for around 180 children from rising 3 years to 11 years of age.
Cwmlai Primary School is situated in Tonyrefail (approx. 12 miles north of Cardiff) which is classed as a socially deprived area.
The current number on roll is 437. Pupils are taught in both single and mixed age classes. There are currently 16 teachers, including the Head teacher, with 15 classes including two nurseries. There are 18 support staff, a full-time chief administrator and 2 part-time administrative assistants.
Coedpenmaen Primary has approximately 280 pupils, with an extremely large range of learning needs. Whilst the school had an established system of language/literacy support in place, there appeared to be a ‘gap’ in provision for those pupils who could be classed as ‘borderline’ or at risk of not achieving in both Numeracy and Literacy.
Llanhari Primary School is a village school in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The school has an average of 33% free school meals and children come from a mixed background. Catch Up® was introduced to the school as a Local Authority-wide project in 2006. The coordinator of the project for the Local Authority at the time is now our Head teacher (Emma Coates), so Catch Up® continues to have a high priority in our school.
Our School is Coedpenmaen Primary School in Pontypridd. We are a small Primary School from nursery to year 6 pupils. We link with Trallwn Infant School, with their year 3 pupils coming over to join our school. We started Catch Up® Numeracy as a trial in 2013, as we currently successfully run Catch Up® Literacy within our school.
Callington Community College is a mixed Comprehensive secondary school for ages 11 - 19. We became an Academy Trust in April 2011. There are approximately 1450 on roll, with 5.5% on the SEN register and 9.6% of pupils eligible for free school meals.
Parc Primary School is situated in the Rhondda, which is one of the most deprived areas of South Wales. We were one of the first schools in our area to trial the Catch Up® intervention.
Ysgol Caer Drewyn is situated in the Clawdd Poncen area of the small rural town of Corwen. The vast majority of pupils come from the immediate vicinity of the school and the surrounding area. Presently there are 83 pupils on roll, including 9 part-time nursery. The pupils are organised into four mixed-ability and mixed-ages classes and are taught by four full-time teachers.
Feltham Community College is a large secondary school with specialist sports status. Half of the intake is from minority ethnic backgrounds and a third is on the SEN register. A high proportion of students are in receipt of free school meals.
Jenner Park Primary School is situated to the east of the town of Barry. The school provides education for pupils between 3 and 11 years of age. Pupils are taught through the medium of English, and Welsh is taught as a second language.
Brynteg C.P. School is situated on the edge of the rural village of Brynteg. A majority of the school’s catchment area is within a Communities First Ward; levels of unemployment remain high and the percentage of free school meals averages between 35% and 45%, putting the school in the highest banding. The school serves children between the ages of 3 and 11; there are currently 176 pupils on roll.
Drayton C of E Junior School is a school of approximately 320 pupils in the village of Drayton about 4 miles from the City of Norwich. Our pupils range from the age of seven to eleven and most come from Drayton or nearby Thorpe Marriott.
Wick & Marcross Church in Wales Primary school currently has 114 pupils on role.
The majority of pupils attending the school travel from the two towns to the west of the school (Llantwit Major and St Athan). A number of pupils are based at the Armed Forces Base and these pupils attend the school for varying periods of time.
Ton Pentre Junior School is a mixed county junior school for children between the ages of 7 and 11, administered by the Local Authority and situated in the village of Ton Pentre, Rhondda. The school is split into two phases – Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6).
The School first introduced Catch Up® Numeracy in November 2011, to KS1 only. It proved to be a success, so another TA was trained. In autumn 2012, we took part in a research project looking at the effectiveness of Catch Up® Numeracy.
Mae Ysgol Clocaenog yn ysgol naturiol Gymraeg. Mae ganddi 45 o ddisgyblion gan gynnwys 9 o blant meithrin. Mae’r plant yn dod o’r ardal gyfagos gan gynnwys dau bentref arall. Mae yna ddau ddosbarth a dwy athrawes llawn amser gydag eraill yn dod i mewn i ddysgu celf, cerddoriaeth ayyb.
Ysgol Hendre Residential Comprehensive Special School is part of a federation of three schools identified for pupils who have moderate learning difficulties. The criterion of admission is an IQ generally lower than 75. There are 108 pupils at present, presenting difficulties such as ASD, ADHD, emotional and behavioural difficulties in addition to more comprehensive literacy and numeracy difficulties.
At Helmingham, we believe that all our pupils are valued and cared for. Learning and teaching is tailored to individual needs; a creative and stimulating curriculum helps to engage the children and we make excellent use of our school grounds and local environment. The school has been using Catch Up® Numeracy as part of our involvement with a research project to look at the effectiveness of Catch Up® Numeracy.
Sefydlwyd yr ysgol fel ysgol gynradd ddwyieithog benodol ddyddiol yn 1975. Dewis y rhieni yw anfon eu plant i’r ysgol a cheir cymysgedd o Gymry Cymraeg a phlant o gartrefi di Gymraeg tref Prestatyn a’r ardaloedd cyfagos. Ar hyn o bryd mae 259 o blant ar gofrestr yr ysgol.
Newbridge School is a mixed sex, 11-16 school based in the South East valleys of Wales. The school currently educates approximately 930 pupils. Newbridge School strives to provide maximum opportunity for all pupils to achieve their potential.
We are a happy and successful school, with clear expectations of high standards and good behaviour. Our aim is to ensure that all children are happy and enjoy school whilst progressing with their education. The school has been using Catch Up® Numeracy as part of our involvement with a research project to look at the effectiveness of Catch Up® Numeracy.
Mayals Primary is a mainstream primary school with 217 children on roll. We cater for children from different socio-economic backgrounds and children on the SEN register.
Trelewis Primary School is in the Merthyr Tydfil local authority area, South East Wales. There are 205 pupils aged three to eleven years on roll, nearly all from the local area. Approximately 18% of pupils have additional learning needs but none have a statement of special educational needs.
Oak Field Primary School is a happy, friendly school situated in the heart of the Gibbonsdown estate on the eastern outskirts of the town of Barry. It provides education for pupils between the ages of three and eleven. There are currently 109 pupils on roll including 30 in nursery provision. The school has five classes in mixed year groups.
Ysgol Melyd is situated in the village of Meliden near Prestatyn, North Wales coast. It provides education for pupils between three and eleven years of age. Currently, there are 147 pupils on roll including 11 who attend Nursery in the mornings.
Drayton Infant School currently has approximately 260 children on roll. There are 9 classes, 3 Reception, 3 Year 1 and 3 Year 2.
Ysgol Bro Famau is situated in a designated Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Moel Famau mountain area. There are two school sites approximately 3.5 miles apart in the villages of Llanarmon-yn-Ial and Llanferres. The school caters for children aged three to eleven. There are 110 pupils on roll, which includes 16 children who attend nursery part-time.
Ysgol Mair is a Catholic primary school situated in the south of Rhyl, a large seaside town in North Wales. The school serves the parishes of Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele/Towyn so it has a large catchment area with children being brought to school on buses.
Laugharne is a small primary school that currently has 70 pupils with three teachers and classes. The school’s first language is English and a majority of the learners come from English speaking homes.
Jenner Park Primary School is situated to the east of the town of Barry. The school provides education for pupils between three and 11 years of age. Pupils are taught through the medium of English, and Welsh is taught as a second language.
Our school is situated in the seaside town of Barry, in the Vale of Glamorgan. It was built in 1892, next door to the Parish church of St Helen's, which is in the town centre. We provide a Catholic education for pupils from the age of three to seven who live in Barry and the rural Vale.
Ysgol Caer Drewyn is situated in the Clawdd Poncen area of the small rural town of Corwen. The vast majority of pupils come from the immediate vicinity of the school and the surrounding area.
Ysgol Yr Eos, the school of the nightingale, is new and located on an elevated position overlooking the small town of Penygraig in the Rhondda Fawr. It is a school for boys and girls between the ages of three and eleven years old. The full range of ability is represented in the school’s intake with 98.7% of our pupils from English speaking backgrounds.
Miskin Primary School caters for pupils between three and eleven years, and is situated in the village of Miskin. There are currently 127 pupils on roll, of which 21 attend the nursery class full-time. With the exception of the nursery class, pupils are organised into four mixed ability and mixed age classes.
Ysgol Bodfari is a small, rural school in Denbighshire. Our aim is to foster an atmosphere of respect and co-operation between pupils, staff, parents, governors and the wider community. As an English medium school, we are committed to promoting the language and culture of Wales in which Welsh is taught as a second language. Our mission statement is ‘Learning from each other, succeeding together’.
The Caerphilly Catch Up® Team targets pupils who are identified through Authority screening as under attaining in literacy. The team is funded through a grant and currently employs 8.5 full time accredited Catch Up® Literacy equivalent deliverers. All schools within the Authority have been offered the accredited training, for which there has been a 97% take up through all phases.
The Team was formed in 2005, and initially only Yrs 2 & 3 were taught but, building on its success, this was expanded into Yrs 5-7 to include an underachievement of boys project.
Victoria Primary School is situated in the centre of Penarth. The school provides education for pupils between 3 and 11 years of age. Pupils are taught through the medium of English and Welsh is taught as a second language.