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Safeguarding issues and need for LA support

Posted on 26 February 2020 by WISERD

What was the issue addressed? Difficulty arising from safeguarding pupils who have very high support needs which are potentially too much for school staff to cope with effectively. Issues arose with a very few pupils causing high risk situations (one with a blade), to staff and other pupils. Pupils with such high support needs have
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Financial shortfall and potential redundancies

Posted on 26 February 2020 by WISERD

What was the issue addressed? Potential redundancies due to budget shortfall. The effect on staff morale. The impact on children’s learning. The impact on meeting requirements to raise standards. Satisfying all stakeholders that we are trying to provide an excellent service for all during trying financial times. The impact of not having a budgetary forecast
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Getting to grips with the role

Posted on 26 February 2020 by WISERD

What was the issue addressed? There is no shortcut to the fact that when you start as a governor (as in any job), there is an awful lot to learn. In my experience the process of induction is still very paper-led and, as such, learning is very one-way. There are some existing support structures in
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Louise Taylor, CUROP & CUESIP Poster Exhibition Event

Developing ‘inheritance’ mapping

Posted on 31 October 2017 by WISERD

Louise Taylor is in the second year of her sociology degree at Cardiff University. This summer she took part in a Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) placement at the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD). Louise has been working with Dr Esther Muddiman on a project about intergenerational values.
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University education makes you a better citizen

Posted on 28 September 2017 by WISERD

We often think about what young people can expect to gain from university, or what universities contribute to society. But it’s not often that we talk about how higher education can change society beyond the shaping of individuals. As tuition fees rise, and universities are cast in increasingly intense competition for students and staff, their
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