Education Secretary Kirsty Williams visits Yr Athrofa

University of Wales Trinity Saint David was delighted to welcome Education Secretary Kirsty Williams to the university’s Yr Athrofa to inspire the next generation of classroom teachers. The Cabinet Secretary met student-teachers at the university’s Townhill campus and took part in a live question and answer session with students, staff and school-based colleagues. She was…

New vision for initial teacher education in Wales

Yr Athrofa: Professional Learning Partnership has submitted three programmes of initial teacher education for accreditation with the Education Workforce Council (EWC). In doing so, the APLP has signaled its intention to be part of an exciting new ITE offer that takes into consideration a series of new education policies being rolled-out by the Welsh Government.…

Teachers hail impact of professional development courses

Teachers interested in motivational professional development are being encouraged to sign up for two exciting professional learning opportunities. The Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) and the Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) are practical and interactive courses committed to taking professional development in education to a higher level. Both programmes have a strong track record of success in…

Symposium sheds new light on Canadian education

One of the world’s leading education systems will be the focus of a special symposium in Cardiff this autumn. Yr Athrofa will present a unique insight into education in Ontario, Canada, at its ‘Tales from Toronto’ event on Thursday, September 28. Taking place at Tramshed Tech, near Cardiff Central Railway Station, the symposium will feature…

New alliance with Big Learning Company

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has signed a strategic partnership with one of the UK’s leading digital learning organisations. The Big Learning Company (BLC) will support the Institute of Education’s plans for teacher education and further enhance the opportunities available to partner schools and Yr Athrofa staff. It is anticipated that the university’s…

Fact-finding mission to Canada informs Welsh thinking

Headteachers from across South Wales took part in a study visit to Canada for an insight into one of the world’s leading education systems. A delegation led by Yr Athrofa, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Institute of Education, spent four days in Toronto as part of its Global Leadership Programme funded by the…

Enterprise event looks at the bigger picture

Teachers across Wales are being invited to take part in a special one-off event to share knowledge and understanding of enterprise education. Hosted by the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), the event – ‘Future-proofing education: The Entrepreneurial Imperative in Wales’ – will take place on Friday, July 14 from 9.30am-3pm at Townhill Campus,…

Curriculum doyen inspires next generation of teachers

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, gave the keynote address at UWTSD’s annual ‘Aiming for Excellence’ conference about his proposals for a…