Flying Start Wave 3 report published

The Welsh Government has published the third and final report by Arad from a three-year qualitative research project with Flying Start parents. The ‘Qualitative Research with Flying Start Families: Wave 3 report’ is available here. The aim of the research was to explore experiences and perceived impacts for families throughout Read more →

Formative evaluation of the Pioneer School model published

The aim of this evaluation is to provide evidence on how the Pioneer School model is working in practice and what improvements could be made. The ‘Formative evaluation of the Pioneer School model’ is available here. This summary represents the culmination of two years of work evaluating the Pioneer School Read more →

Evaluation of the Cymraeg for Kids programme

Arad, in partnership with Bangor University, have been commissioned to undertake a process evaluation of the Cymraeg for Kids programme. Over the next few months we will be interview staff and others and will visit a variety of activities across Wales to talk to parents / guardians. If you would Read more →

Administrative Officer position at Arad

*Please note the deadline for applications has been extended to 6/4/18* Arad wishes to appoint an Administrative Officer to be responsible for supporting our team’s work on a range of research projects. We are looking for an organised, enthusiastic and conscientious person to be an important part of the company’s Read more →

Evaluation of the services provided by the Welsh Social Partners Unit

Arad, in partnership with SQW, have been commissioned to evaluate the services provided by the Welsh Social Partners Unit (WSPU), which exists to improve the engagement of the business representative bodies in Wales and the Wales TUC with Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales. The evaluation will run Read more →

Second Pioneer School evaluation report published

The Welsh Government has published our second formative evaluation report of the Pioneer Schools model. The Pioneer Schools model is an innovative approach that involves collaboration between national and regional partners and schools. The evaluation, which is ongoing, places an emphasis on providing real-time feedback on how the Pioneer Schools Read more →

Employability Skills Programme: mid-programme review

The aim of the Employability Skills Programme is to support unemployed adults to get a job and to stay in work by improving their employability skills. The core of the programme is a quality work placement or employer-specific training which is combined with work preparation training and essential skills if Read more →

Talk Valleys Engagement Programme report published

Arad’s report for the Welsh Government’s ‘Valleys Taskforce’ has been published.  The Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys was set up by Welsh Government to develop a fresh approach to improve prosperity in the south Wales Valleys. This report presents the findings from engagement activity undertaken between April and Read more →

Rural smart energy report published

A report by Arad Research on the use of smart energy in rural areas has been published by Smart Energy GB. The report shows that smart technology is helping rural communities harness renewable energy and benefit from energy that is cheaper, more efficient and more secure. A smart energy future Read more →

Pioneer Schools evaluation report

The Welsh Government has published our first report based on the formative evaluation of the Pioneer Schools model.  The aim of the evaluation is to provide evidence on how the Pioneer School model is working in practice and what improvements could be made.   The first published report summarises our Read more →