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Raising School Standards in Wales


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Raising School Standards in Wales Raising School Standards in Wales

Raising School Standards in Wales
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - Cardiff


  • Chair: Dr Philip Dixon
    Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) Cymru
  • Julie Morgan AM
    Member, Children and Young People Committee
    National Assembly for Wales
  • Mike Gibbon
    Sandfields Comprehensive School
  • Bethan Munro 
    Head of Mathematics
    Cefn Hengoed Community School
  • Emma Abraham
    Head of Humanities
    Cefn Hengoed Community School
  • Emyr Brown 
    ICT Teacher
    Ysgol Bryn Teg Primary School
  • Janet Kingston 
    The Greenhill School
  • Martin Matthews
    Glyn Derw High School
  • Peter Morris
    Mount Stuart Primary School
  • Jane Mathers
    Blackwood Primary School
  • Nia Wyn Williams
    Ysgol Morfa Nefyn
  • Richard Goss
    Assistant Director (UK)
    CfBT Education Trust
  • Professor David Reynolds
    Senior Policy Advisor
    Welsh Government and
    Professor, Southampton Education School
    University of Southampton
  • Karl Napieralla
    Director of Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning
    Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Aims & Objectives

Mae Cyfieithiad Cymraeg ar Gael

Capita’s 2nd Raising School Standards in Wales Conference
 provides a practical learning forum to help drive up standards and performance in both primary and secondary schools.

Scheduled as the School Standards and Organisation Bill is considered in the National Assembly for Wales, this conference features outstanding case studies from leading schools and guidance from educational experts. This timely event is designed to help you meet and exceed the expectations of the Bill and to implement the new National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF).

The LNF and reading and numeracy tests will become a statutory curriculum requirement for pupils from Reception to Year 9 from September 2013. The Welsh Government has set a sense of urgency with goals for Wales to be among the world’s top 20 nations for reading, with 65% of pupils achieving A* to C grades at GCSE by 2015.

The conference will showcase best practice examples to meet these challenging targets, including;

• Increasing levels of literacy and numeracy
• Reducing the impact of poverty through effective use of the Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG)
• Improving secondary school banding by raising attendance and achieving the Level 2 threshold in English and Maths
• Strengthening local authority support and challenge for school improvement

Attend to ensure you are prepared for these reforms that mark a significant change to the wider curriculum and assessment arrangements for schools.

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