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.