PPIW Focus Weeks

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Brexit will dominate political debates for the foreseeable future.  However there are some fundamental policy challenges in Wales that aren’t going away whatever the outcome of the UK negotiations with the EU. How to secure economic growth and high quality jobs? How to satisfy increasing demand for health and social …

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Making the Most of your Local School


Schools can be more than a place where children are educated. They can also be a focus for community life, particularly in small communities where there are few other centres or amenities.  They can be a place where children, parents, carers, grandparents, support networks and local clubs come together to …

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PPIW Second Anniversary Event – In Pictures

The audience challenged our speakers with insightful and thought provoking questions

On Monday 21st March, 2016, PPIW was delighted to welcome colleagues to celebrate our Second Anniversary, at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University. This event marked PPIW’s achievements over the last year, and examined the current evidence ecosystem in Wales, and the potential needs of the next Welsh Government. Joining us …

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Effective Pupil Support in Secondary Schools


Effective support and guidance in schools has a positive impact on the achievement of learners and prepares them for the challenges they will face in life. The Welsh Government is encouraging an important debate about how to provide effective pupil support which will impact on the achievement of young people …

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Closing the Educational Attainment Gap

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Last week we published a report by Professor Chris Day on the role of Continuing Professional Development in closing the attainment gap.  Today, Professor Tommy MacKay offers his view. Breaking the link between educational attainment and poverty has come to centre stage not only in Wales but in other parts of …

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