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Asymmetric School Weeks

Asymmetric School Weeks 

Authors: Lauren Carter-Davies and Dan Bristow, PPIW

The PPIW brought together a group of stakeholders to examine the benefits and potential drawbacks associated with adopting asymmetric school weeks.


evidence needs of the welsh education system

The Evidence Needs of the Welsh Education System

Authors: Lauren Carter-Davies and Dan Bristow, PPIW

The PPIW brought together a group of stakeholders to examine the benefits and potential drawbacks associated with adopting asymmetric school weeks.


Increasing the use of school facilities

Increasing the Use of School Facilities

Authors: Part A – Professor Alan Dyson and Dr Kirstin Kerr, Centre for Equity in Education. Part B: Ian Bottrill, Learning for Leadership Cymru and Pam Boyd, ShawBoyd Associates.

Professor Alan Dyson and Dr Kristen Kerr analyse the international evidence about the potential for using school facilities outside school hours and term times, and Ian Bottrill and Pam Boyd review existing good practice in Wales. Read the case studies here.


Building Emotional Resilience

Building Emotional Resilience in Primary School Children

Authors: Professor Robin Banerjee, Professor Colleen McLaughlin, et al, University of Sussex

This report makes 16 recommendations on how to develop a carefully planned and well-supported approach to social and emotional learning that is integrated with core pedagogical principles and situated within a connected school. Read the summary report here.


Vocational FE

What Works in Further Education: Fostering High Quality Vocational Further Education in Wales

Authors: Professor David James, Cardiff University and Professor Lorna Unwin, UCL

This assignment gives an overview of the current state of FE in Wales, explores what constitutes quality in vocational FE, assesses the professional development implications of these findings, and identifies areas in which more evidence is needed.


Pastoral Support and Learning Development in Secondary Schools

Pastoral Support and Learning Development in Secondary Schools

Author: Lauren Carter-Davies, PPIW

This report summarises the key lessons and recommendations from an expert workshop held in November 2015 attended by academics, practitioners, Welsh Government officials from a range of departments and the Minister for Education and Skills.


CPD

The Role of Continuing Professional Development in Closing the Educational Attainment Gap

Author: Professor Christopher Day, University of Nottingham

This report explores the role of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in closing the educational attainment gap and makes three recommendations. *Note: This report was revised in Summer 2016.

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