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Aiming for Excellence – Graham Donaldson 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, addressed more than 600 future and practising teachers at Yr Athrofa, UWTSD’s Institute of Education. Professor…

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Countdown to national maths conference at UWTSD

A major national conference focusing on mathematics research will take place at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) this summer. It is the first time the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) has held its summer conference in Wales. UWTSD’s Swansea Business School will host the event on Saturday, June 9…

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Graham Donaldson live at Yr Athrofa

Curriculum doyen Professor Graham Donaldson is the keynote speaker at Thursday’s Aiming for Excellence Conference. Organised by Yr Athrofa to celebrate the excellent practice going on in Welsh schools, Aiming for Excellence features presentations from lecturers, school staff and a host of talented student-teachers. One of the leading figures in Welsh education, Professor Donaldson authored…

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Cabinet Secretary delivers Athrofa Seminar

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has presented her vision for Post-Compulsory Education and Training as part of the Athrofa Seminar Series. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education, in partnership with the Welsh Government, hosted a major keynote from Ms Williams on Monday at Tramshed Tech, Cardiff. Ms Williams told an audience…

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Yr Athrofa hosts Education Secretary keynote

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams will deliver a keynote address as part of the Athrofa Seminar Series. Yr Athrofa, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Institute of Education, in partnership with the Welsh Government, will host Ms Williams at Yr Athrofa in Cardiff’s Tramshed Tech, on Monday, April 23 at 6pm. Ms Williams will discuss her education agenda and plan…

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A step forward for new national curriculum

A major research project informing a crucial aspect of Wales’ curriculum reform has presented its first findings. Developed in partnership by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and the University of Glasgow, the CAMAU project seeks to develop a shared understanding of ‘progression’ in the context of Successful Futures. Professor Graham Donaldson’s wideranging…

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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…

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Cabinet Secretary for Education inspires student-teachers

Cabinet Secretary Kirsty Williams has visited the next generation of classroom teachers at Yr Athrofa. After an inspirational presentation, during which she described teaching as ‘the best job in the world’, Ms Williams spent an hour answering questions from the university’s student-teachers. The event was designed to introduce future teachers to the Welsh Government’s ambitious education strategy, ‘Our…

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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.…