Professional Learning

At Maindee Primary School we are proud to be a lead Professional Learning School and as such we work closely with other schools across the EAS region, and across Wales, to provide a wide range of professional learning to support all staff including leaders, teachers and those that assist teachers. 

Please see the links below for video clips and case studies of Professional Learning at Maindee:

The Open University and MPS – Subject Knowledge in the Cfw

ICT Subject Knowledge

Mathematics and Numeracy Subject Knowledge

Science and Technology Based Professional Learning

Coding Through Cooking at MPS

Minecraft Across the Curriculum at MPS

STEM and Family Engagement at MPS

STEM and the Curriculum for Wales at MPS

MPS Case Studies

The Talent Management Approach to Developing Leadership

Roma Pupils Racially Discriminated Against

Maindee Primary’s HWB Journey

By providing such opportunities within our school, within our cluster and within our region, we strive to follow the four national key enabling objectives of:  

  • Developing a high-quality education profession. 
  • Inspirational leaders working collaboratively to raise standards. 
  • Strong and inclusive schools committed to excellence, equity and well-being. 
  • Robust assessment, evaluation and accountability arrangements supporting a self-improving system.

We also provide support for students training to be teachers through our work with Universities and Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers. Maindee Primary School values the transition from ITE into the profession and recognises the importance of developing the best possible teachers and leaders of tomorrow. As such, we are proud  to hold the following ITE partnerships:

  • Lead Partner School with the University of South Wales
  • Employer School with the Open University Wales for salaried and part time PGCE students
  • Partnership School with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Our aim is to support the realisation of a Curriculum for Wales, support the development of schools as learning organisations and the professional teaching and leadership standards and assessment arrangements, which are underpinned by the Excellent Teaching and Leadership Frameworks.