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Moving to an educational inspection system that fosters trust, growth and the use of Appreciative Inquiry

A recent article by Prof Frank Coffield claims ‘Ofsted’s methods are invalid, unreliable and unjust’. He goes on to say that ‘Inspection has a legitimate and necessary role in education. My aim is to move it from a concentration on summative assessment (judging the measurable outputs of education such as test results) towards a balance of both

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Getting in on the Act – Lessons from the National Learning and Resource Plan

On March 28th, the Care Council for Wales held a one day workshop at the Catrin Finch Centre in Wrexham for people involved in this highly successful National project. The project focused on the National Learning and Resource Plan, an innovative and ground-breaking piece of work that sought to ensure all stakeholders in the sector were

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Taith works with South Wales Health Board

In early 2017 Roger facilitated a successful two-day workshop with a complete hospital service in order to assist them to reflect on how their service was operating and their vision for the future. There was a high level of commitment from management and the wider teams to take an honest look at how they did

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Health Minister for Wales launches new Dementia Framework – Good Work

Yesterday, the Minister for Health, Vaughan Gething, offically launching the publication ‘Good Work – A Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales’. The document is radical in its thinking, moving away from traditional approaches to training, quality assurance and concepts of expertise only being held by qualified professionals. The framework promotes co-productive and narrative approaches

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Appreciative Inquiry Champions Programme x2 during October

Roger delivered two AICP courses during October, one open course and one for a local authority in North Wales. The open course included some fantastic people from all over the UK including Scotland, Republic of Ireland, England and Wales. This is the second of the annual open courses in response to growing demand over the past

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Older Person’s Commissioner and Powys Carers Magic Moments workshop

In September 2016 family carers, residential home staff, commissioners, social workers, CSSIW and others came together for a one day seminar to explore how to create those magic moments that make life great for residents. Building positive experiences for everyone living, working and visiting care homes. Roger Rowett from Taith facilitated the event and using an Appreciative

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