International study visit enriches Welsh reform agenda

Teachers from across South Wales were given a unique insight into Dutch education during an international study visit to the Netherlands. A five-day trip included a tour around three schools, a meeting with the VO-raad coalition of school governors, and a policy briefing from advisors to the Minister of Education in The Hague. The delegation…

Yr Athrofa celebrates education rankings rise

Yr Athrofa, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Institute of Education, has moved further up a respected league table. The Guardian University Guide ranked Yr Athrofa 43rd in the UK – a rise of seven places from rankings published in 2018. Yr Athrofa was ranked 76 in the UK shortly after its launch in 2016. Programmes…

Aiming for Excellence – Graham Donaldson returns for seventh annual student-teacher conference

One of the leading figures in Welsh education was invited to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to inspire the next generation of teachers.  Education expert and author of the Welsh Government’s ‘Successful Futures’ report, Professor Graham Donaldson, addressed more than 600 future and practising teachers at Yr Athrofa, UWTSD’s Institute of Education. Professor Donaldson…

Register now for free summer conference on equity in schools

A free half-day conference focussing on equity in schools is being held next month at Yr Athrofa’s new waterfront campus. Aimed at educational leaders, regional consortia and professionals with an interest in supporting equity within school contexts, the event will explore key themes related to promoting educational equity. A series of stand-out keynote speakers include…

New research fuels Wales’ national professional learning offer

Research informing the development of a new national framework for professional learning of the education workforce has been published today by Yr Athrofa. A team of researchers based at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David was commissioned last summer to conduct a series of ‘rapid reviews’ to support the evidence-base for the emerging National…

UWTSD welcomes students from the Sámi University of Applied Sciences

International education experts were given an insight into Wales’ education system during a recent visit to Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education. A delegation from Norway, including a member of the Sami Parliament’s Education Department and a group of students and lecturers from the Sámi University of Applied Sciences, were welcomed to UWTSD’s Carmarthen Campus by…

New dawn as Yr Athrofa moves into SA1

Yr Athrofa: The Institute of Education is looking forward to an exciting new chapter in its long and illustrious history after moving into state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Swansea’s waterfront. The eye-catching development includes purpose-built facilities for learning, teaching and research as well as social, leisure and recreation space. Yr Athrofa is relocating from…

Yr Athrofa: Professional Learning Partnership receives ITE accreditation

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and its partner schools have been successful in their application to deliver innovative new programmes of initial teacher education (ITE) from September 2019. Programmes put forward by the Athrofa: Professional Learning Partnership (APLP), a collaboration involving UWTSD’s Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education and a network of more…