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WISERD Foundation Phase Practitioner Conference - 23 May 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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WISERD Foundation Phase Practitioner Conference
Monday 23rd May, 2016

Cardiff University, Glamorgan Building – Committee Room 1


Cardiff University and the Wales Institute for Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) were commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake an independent three-year evaluation of the Foundation Phase. The final report was published by the Welsh Government in 2015, and included 29 recommendations on a range of areas.

This one day practitioner conference provides an important opportunity for practitioners to discuss the recommendations from the evaluation and the implications these have for the future of the Foundation Phase. It is also designed to encourage the sharing of best practice amongst practitioners.

The day will consist of five workshops. Each will commence with a short presentation by members of the evaluation team. These will then be followed by small group roundtable discussions where participants will be encouraged to share their experiences of the Foundation Phase on each topic.


Presenters:      Professor Chris Taylor (Director of the Evaluation)

                        Dr Mirain Rhys (Research Associate)

                        Ms. Alyson Lewis (PhD Researcher)


Refreshments and lunch will be provided and attendance is free of charge.


9.30- 9.45

Arrival: Registration and Coffee


Welcome and Introduction to the WISERD Evaluation
Professor Chris Taylor (Director of the evaluation) will introduce the day and provide an overview of the Foundation Phase evaluation’s main findings.


Graham Davies & Launa Anderson, Welsh Government


Workshop 1 – Professional Development


Workshop 2 – Closing the attainment gap


Workshop 3 – Transitions

Workshop 4 - Assessment




Workshop 5 – Pupil wellbeing

Workshop 6 – Engaging parents


Workshop 7 – Working with additional practitioners


Closing remarks





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When & Where

Committee Rooms 1&2 - Glamorgan Building
Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3WT Cardiff
United Kingdom

Monday, 23 May 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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