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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

9.45-10.15

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.

10.15-10.30

Graham Davies & Launa Anderson, Welsh Government

10.30-11.20

Workshop 1 – Professional Development

11.20-12.10

Workshop 2 – Closing the attainment gap

12.10-13.00

Workshop 3 – Transitions

Workshop 4 - Assessment

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.50

Workshop 5 – Pupil wellbeing

Workshop 6 – Engaging parents

14.50-15.40

Workshop 7 – Working with additional practitioners

15.40-16.00

Closing remarks

16.00

End

 

 


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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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