But the PPIW
estimates that we need between 3,300 and 4,200 additional units of social housing every year, yet just 850 homes when we need more than 4,000.
According to PPIW, the biggest concern for Scottish parents ahead of the change was that various start and finish times might result in childcare issues.
A spokesman for the Welsh Government said: "We welcome this report and are grateful to PPIW for their work and we will consider the findings."
In its report, PPIW said more needed to be done to engender "a process of continuous learning" and engage school staff with research to inform their practice.
PPIW said the generation of evidence had implications for initial teacher training and professional development - within both the English and Welsh-medium context.
Concluding, PPIW said an asymmetric school week was "not a silver bullet, though it may be an enabler for a host of other outcomes".
The PPIW report was compiled by a panel of experts and policymakers brought together to identify the evi-dence needed to inform education policy in Wales over the next five years.
In its report, PPIW
said there were three main reasons for adopting an asymmetric school week: possible financial savings; improved opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers; and dedicated time for enrichment activities for children.
According to the PPIW
, schoolbased work on emotional health, wellbeing and resilience needs to be situated within an "integrated school systems approach where it is connected with - rather than competing with - other school priorities".
report has been prepared by Chris Cain, director of Northpoint Aviation.
Mr Thomas said: "The PPIW
is a think-tank that is supposed to aid the government's decisionmaking.