IIF is a quality mark that recognises the work that schools and other settings undertake with families to improve outcomes for children and young people.
Welcome to IIF Wales
IIF is now available to all schools in Wales and will continue to develop its work with other community organisations, including national and local charities and sports clubs.
The Family and Community Engagement (FaCE) opened up a significant opportunity to broaden our work and to establish a common framework that will enable communities to come together to work with families.
One of the four key objectives in “Education in Wales: Our national mission” (November 2017) is:
Strong and inclusive schools committed to excellence, equity and well-being
Working in partnership, we are determined that no challenge should prevent any learner from reaching their potential, including those learners who experience several ACEs.
The third report of the Wales Education Commission, in October 2017, included the following recommendation:
While acknowledging the crucial role schools play in educating future generations, members noted that they could not do it alone and needed support. The Commission therefore called on all players in the Welsh system – including parents, policymakers and the wider education community – to share responsibility for driving up standards.
IIF is now an established learning hub for Wales that enables early years settings, schools and other organisations to share effective practice. In addition to an annual conference in March there is programme of events that provides IIF members with opportunities to meet, share and develop their own practice, learning from the experience of partner agencies and other settings.
Registered schools have unlimited access to the IIF Library of Effective Practice, which now holds more than 250 examples of how schools can work with families to improve outcomes. You can also become a subscriber to view activities online. For information on this, or anything else, please contact us using the form below.
Being an assessor for Investors in Families is a privilege. It means I can visit schools where children and families are at the heart of everything that a school does. Once a school has uploaded the evidence relating to the 7 core aims on the web site and compiled the portfolio, I will come along, bearing cake and flowers, of course, and undertake the assessment.
The very successful conference took place on the 15th March 2018. Read all about the conference here.
All Saints Church in Wales Primary School achieved the Investors in Families quality mark in January 2017. The award was presented by Sally Holland, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.
The seminar in Cardiff attracted 50 delegates from across Wales, pictured with the IIF certificates and plaques for schools gaining the quality mark in the last six months. The key focus was on “Keeping learners safe” and co-incided with…