Early Years Matters: Unfolding the Future Conference
Key note and workshop slides from the Early Years Matters: Unfolding the Future Conference 6th July 2016 Village Hotel Club Swansea
National Forum for Family Learning Closing the Gap
Slides from the National Forum for Family Learning Closing the Gap 3rd December 2015
Annual Report 2014 - 2015
We are delighted to publish our first Annual Report. We believe that at this point in our development it is timely to record our achievements to date and our ambitious plans for the future.
Our Latest Publications and Resources
Making Effective Use of the Early Years PDG: A Resource for Leaders and Practitioners
This resource has been produced to assist Early Years practitioners and leaders in making effective use of the Early Years Pupil Deprivation Grant.
It draws upon evidence from research, inspection and professional practice in Wales and other countries and includes case studies of effective practice.
Seminar - Successful Futures - Report on the Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales
This seminar with Professor Graham Donaldson was hosted by WCEE on 5th June 2015. Download the seminar information below.
- Successful Futures - Report on the Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales
- Successful Futures | Briefing Seminar
What really works for the early years?- Guidance for the Early Years Pupil Deprivation GrantThis guide is intended to give schools and settings practical advice on how to use their Pupil Deprivation Grant to best effect.Dr Sarah Chicken, Professor David Egan, Alys Parkins, Professor Iram Siraj and Dr Jane Waters at the Wales Centre for Equity in Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, undertook the preparation of this guidance for the Welsh Government.
Seminar - The Future of the Foundation Phase in Wales
On March 5th, WCEE held a seminar on the future of the foundation Phase in Wales.
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Seminar - High Reliability Schools 4th December 2014
On December 4th, WCEE hosted a seminar on the topic of High Reliability Schools (HRS) which is being introduced to schools throughout Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Powys.
Download the information from this seminar here
- High Reliability Schools (HRS) Wales 12-5-2014
- Wales Presentation December 2014 short version
- Wales 12-2014
Seminar - Lessons from London schools for attainment gaps and social mobility 7th November 2014
On November 7th WCEE held a seminar at Cardiff City Hall based on the recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report on the performance of London schools in terms of reducing attainment gaps.
Good News - What schools in Wales are doing to reduce the impact of Poverty on pupil's achievement
Our report published in December 2014 examining how some schools and community settings in disadvantaged areas of Wales are successfully reducing the effect of poverty on educational achievement.
Reducing the impact of poverty on educational achievement - Policy Observatory Report
This report features 12 case studies based on various schools and settings who are successfully overcoming some of the barriers facing disadvantaged learners.
It is aimed at:
- regional education consortia
- the Welsh Government.
The schools and settings were selected by the Policy Observatory Project to draw out common themes in their approaches.
The report was produced by the Wales Centre of Equity in Education and funded by the Welsh Government.
Raising Educational Attainment through Family Engagement seminar report
In July 2014 we held a seminar in partnership with NIACE Cymru on Raising Educational Attainment through Family Engagement.
A full report of the seminar, with feedback from the discussions is available here: Raising Educational Attainment through Family Engagement report
- Adela Baird - Strategies and initiatives to raise attainment in Wales
- Cerys Furlong - Niace Cymru Inquiry in to family learning
Making Effective Use of the Pupil Deprivation Grant
In April 2014 we published a resource to help education leaders and practitioners to make effective use of the Pupil Deprivation Grant. This user-friendly guide includes practical advice on how to best target the grant, plan interventions and monitor and evaluate their impact.
Download the resource for free here: Making Effective Use of PDG
Wales Centre for Equity in Education launch report
A Charter for Equity in Education in Wales. To mark the official launch of the Centre in December 2013.