Wales Centre for Equity in Education

About Us

Our purpose is to make a significant impact on reducing educational inequities in Wales by working at national, regional and local levels to bring about change through evidence based improvements to policy and practice.

We have been established to be a leading national policy and applied research centre, focusing on all forms of disadvantage associated with low educational achievement in Wales. We are a joint initiative between the University of Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Our work is underpinned by a commitment to promote social justice and inclusion in a way that supports the sustainable development of an equitable, fit-for-purpose education system for future generations in Wales and beyond.

What we do

We develop knowledge and understanding of the extent, causes and effects of inequities in educational achievement and of how to tackle the challenges associated with them. We do this through:

  • Developing and supporting the implementation of innovative intervention models and strategies.
  • Sharing effective practice and disseminating evidence of what works from across Wales, the UK and internationally.
  • Developing, monitoring and evaluating policy.

Our work covers all sectors within the education system including early years, schools, further and higher education, and adult and community learning. We promote the importance of families and communities working together with learning providers to overcome the effects of disadvantage on educational achievement.