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Four more schools become OLEVI Designated Centres of Excellence

We are delighted and proud to announce the appointment of four more OLEVI Designated Centres of Excellence in teaching and learning.

Congratulation to Cardiff High School and Tredegar Comprehensive School – who become our first DOCs in Wales – Castle Academy, a primary school in Northampton, and The Henry Box School, a secondary school in Oxfordshire.

Each school has achieved their DOC status through working with OLEVI for many years. Developing and growing within their own context, each school’s learning journey with us has been as unique to them as are the schools themselves. 

United by a vision to develop a sustainable culture of aspiration, collaboration, and excellence, leading to a world class education for all young people, our new DOCs fully embrace and role model DR ICE principles, and the OLEVI philosophy throughout their schools, to achieve that vision. The schools have developed a deeper understanding of the different OLEVI programmes and models, and their effective and innovative use is evident through the deliberate and explicit impact achieved. 

They join the growing network of DOCs who share our vision for excellence in teaching and learning, and showcase to others the very best in teaching and learning, leadership, and coaching. 

In their pursuit for a state of excellence our DOC schools endeavour to scrutinise and be scrutinised over their practice, knowing that any new learning will enable them, and others, to continue growing. Their doors are open to those who want to learn, they are proud of who they are and what they do, and have the moral depth and rigour to justify challenges. 

Yet, whilst united by these values each DOC maintains, and is proud of, its own unique and effective style. 

We are excited to see our new DOCs develop further in the coming years  and look forward to sharing their continued journeys with you.


Read how Tredegar Comprehensive School has used the OLEVI suite of programmes to establish a whole school approach to improving teaching and, with cross-phase collaboration, have secured consistent learning and teaching across its cluster.
Visit: www.estyn.gov.wales/effective-practice/

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