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The second wave in Welsh school improvement

8th March 2013

WJEC, Western Avenue, Cardiff 9.30am - 4.00pm

The second wave in Welsh school improvement in association with WJEC

Chair: Geraint Talfan Davies, Chair, IWA

The PISA results that rank Welsh school performance against other OECD countries will be published in December 2013, with the likelihood that Wales will still be slipping behind. Welsh performance in these tests has achieved a much higher profile in the past two years as a result of a series of speeches and policy interventions by Education
Minister Leighton Andrews.

What is the best way forward for achieving better school performance and higher attainment across the curriculum by Welsh students? What are the relative roles of schools and local authorities? How can the Welsh curriculum be better tuned to maximise attainment? How can the parents of poor performing students be more closely engaged with the education process?

This conference examines what we should be planning now to ensure enhanced performance in our secondary schools in the next three years.

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