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An independent stocktake of the Foundation Phase


An independent stocktake of the Foundation Phase implementations in Wales, has been produced by Professor Iram Siraj, after being commissioned by Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills.

Together with findings from other ongoing evaluations and reviews, the intention is for the stocktake to provide evidence for use in strengthening the Foundation Phase. Having identified that there is variation in practice, the stocktake looks at Foundation Phase implementation, quality, and ways to reduce variation.

Conducted from September 2013 to March 2015, the stocktake covers how well Foundation phase was implemented across Wales, how and when children enter Foundation Phase, how their progression can be demonstrated, and how language development, literacy and numeracy are embedded across all areas of learning, as well as other objectives. It also provides recommendations for improvements of implementation.

To read the full report, please visit the Welsh Government website, here.