Investors in Families seminar in Cardiff on 16th November 2016


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 Child Protection Week.

Sue Davies (IIF) and Christine Jenkins (Bryntirion Comprehensive School) set out the guidance and how a primary and secondary school had implemented the policy.

Stephen Gear from Department for Education was able to update the delegates on the current situation in government.


Glamorgan County Cricket Club awarded the IIF quality mark

Glamorgan County Cricket Club have achieved the IIF Quality Mark for their work with families. The club runs a huge programme of “Cricket in the Community” activities that are detailed on its website.

IIF is proud to welcome Glamorgan as a member of IIF. We will continue to work with Mark Frost and Andrew Hignell to develop cricket in the community and their work with families.

Glamorgan will host IIF seminars and conferences, which will offer delegates a chance to see the Swalec stadium and visit the Cricket Museum.


Thornhill Primary School gain the IIF Quality Mark

Thornhill Primary School in Cardiff is the first school in Wales to achieve the IIF quality mark since Investors in Families established itself as as independent organisation.

Chris Waterman, Executive Director of IIF, spent a day at the school meeting children, parents, staff, governors and partners.

“Thornhill shows how much a school can contribute to its local community and how this benefits the students. Well done!”


IIF at Senedd

Julie James AM, Deputy Minister for Education, presented the IIF award to Ysgol Maes Glas, the first school in North Wales to gain the quality mark, as a special meeting in the Senedd.

She also presented the quality mark to Blackwood Comprehensive School, which had been re-accredited for the second time and is the first school in Wales to hold the award for a nine-year period.