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Education attainment: Responding to the Coronavirus pandemic
The Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated existing educational inequalities worldwide. Modelling of the impact of school closures in England suggests that ten years’ worth of efforts...
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Poverty review
The Welsh Government has consistently held addressing poverty as a primary policy objective and has initiated a variety of related schemes since devolution. These have...
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Raising the age of participation in education or training to 18 in Wales
In England, the compulsory age of participation in education or training was raised to 17 in 2013 and then 18 in 2015. In Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, the...
Publications 23 November 2020
Building back better? Priorities for Reconstruction after the Coronavirus Pandemic
With effective vaccines for COVID-19 now a reality, thoughts are turning to the best ways to recover from the longer-term economic and societal shocks caused...
Commentary 14 August 2020
The Vital Role of Tertiary Education
Post-16 education and training are vital to individual opportunity and to the green economic growth Wales needs if it is to match the ambition of...
past event
What Works in Ageing Better?
24 February 2020
There are over 650,000 over-65s in Wales, representing 21% of the Welsh population. Making Wales a good place to grow old is a priority for government,...
Commentary 6 June 2019
Evidence, practice and philosophy: How can we undertake effective evidence-informed practice in Wales?
Wales is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of educational reform. Along with a distinctive approach to curriculum development comes an emphasis on transforming schools into...