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Best practice in teaching and learning in the creative arts at key stage 2 - May 2015

This short film illustrates best practice strategies for teaching and learning in the creative arts in primary schools. Staff from six schools across Wales explain how their strategies have developed pupils’ skills in art and design, music, dance and drama. Read more >

Improving schools through regional education consortia - June 2015

This film summarises the main findings and recommendations from the Estyn report on improving schools through regional education consortia. Read more >

Best practice in leadership development in schools - Training material

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

School-to-school support and collaboration - Training material

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

Education Other Than At School: a good practice survey - Training material

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

Effective practice in improving attendance in primary schools - Training material

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

Effective practice in improving attendance in primary schools - June 2015

This report is the second of two thematic reviews produced by Estyn in response to a request for advice about practice in improving attendance from the Minister for Education and Skills in his annual remit letter. The first report, published in September 2014, focused on strategies and actions in secondary schools and local authorities to improve attendance. This report focuses on practices in primary schools that have led to good or improving levels of attendance and includes case studies of best practice. Read more >

Best practice in leadership development in schools - June 2015

This thematic survey report is published in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Ministerial remit letter to Estyn for 2014-2015. It reports on effective leadership development within schools and focuses on how effective school leaders try to create a leadership development culture and build leadership capacity. Case studies of best practice are included. Read more >

Improving schools through regional education consortia - June 2015

The Welsh Government asked Estyn to produce this report for the Minister for Education and Skills in its annual remit. The purpose of this survey is to report on the progress being made by regional education consortia to provide school improvement services. Separately, the Auditor General for Wales asked Wales Audit Office staff to carry out a study on the Welsh Government’s approach to improving schools through regional consortia. Estyn and Wales Audit Office staff carried out fieldwork visits to each regional consortium in partnership and evidence was shared between the two organisations. The fieldwork visits involved interviews with key staff from each consortium and its related local authorities. The survey also involved scrutiny of a wide range of evidence from schools, local authorities, diocesan authorities, regional consortia and the Welsh Government. Read more >

School-to-school support and collaboration - June 2015

This report is published in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Minister’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2014-2015. The report gives examples of school-to-school support, including informal self-generated or brokered arrangements, collaborations and federations. For each example, there is a case study that illustrates current practice. The report considers what works, how and why it works, and the support mechanisms that sustain it. It also discusses the impact, success factors and obstacles facing these school-to-school initiatives. Read more >

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