Our Research strategy sets out our aims:
- To support and promote research engagement within the education workforce
- To develop research capacity in the Welsh education system
- To develop the EWC’s evidence base to inform policy development
- To use research evidence to enhance our ability to influence policy and policy implementation.
The principles which underpin our research activity mean that we want our research activity to:
- maximise the potential of data we hold and activity that is already routinely undertaken,
- be timely and relevant to policy makers and practitioners alike,
- be co-produced where appropriate, and
- be aligned with our roles and remit.
Research engagement group
We host a Research Engagement Group (REG) comprised of practitioners and others with experience of, and interest in, research in the areas of teaching and learning in order to:
- Support our work in the area of research, including facilitating critical access by teachers to research
- Promote engagement by practitioners in, and with, research
- Promote engagement between practitioners and others engaging in research, including HEI-based researchers.
Research blog - Professional insights
Our new blog looks at trainee teachers in initial teacher training institutions in Wales: http://ewc.wales/site/index.php/en/research-statistics/research-blogs
Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) Call For Evidence: Partial Review Shortage Occupation List -Teachers
In May 2016, the Home Secretary wrote to the chair of the Migration Advisory Committee and commissioned it to examine whether there is a shortage of teachers, or teachers in specific subjects which it would be sensible to fill through non-European Economic Area (EEA) migration. Following on from this, the MAC issued a call for evidence. The Education Workforce Council (EWC) was invited by the committee to provide information to support their review.
The EWC provided a response which gave a Welsh dimension and used valuable data both from the Register of Practitioners, and from practitioner surveys to support their work.