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 contributions from the Yr Athrofa delegation that visited Toronto in June.

A study visit funded by the British Council included meetings with senior officials from the Ontario Ministry of Education, the Ontario College of Teachers and the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

These were supplemented by visits to local elementary, middle and high schools, where delegates were given the opportunity to share ideas with principals, teachers and pupils.

Yr Athrofa staff, senior representatives from the Welsh Government’s Department for Education and headteachers from the EAS, ERW and CSC regions were hosted by the University of Toronto’s prestigious Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Professor Peter Rabbett, Deputy Dean of Yr Athrofa and leader of the delegation, said: “Members of the study visit were given a fascinating insight into one of the world’s leading education systems.

“Tales from Toronto will give those present on the trip the opportunity to share what they learned – both good and bad – with colleagues. Their reflections on an international beacon of best practice is not to be missed!”

Tales from Toronto is a free event open to partner schools and friends of Yr Athrofa.

Guests are asked to arrive from 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

Copies of Yr Athrofa’s report into Ontario’s education system will be available on the night.

For further details and to confirm your attendance, contact Lesley Morgan at

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