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Learner support services in further education colleges for learners aged 16-19 - Training materials

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 >

Learner support services in further education colleges for learners aged 16-19

This report is published in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Minister’s annual remit to Estyn for 2014-2015. The report looks at the quality, consistency and impartiality of learner support services that further education colleges provide to learners. Learner support services include coaching for learning, personal support, and careers information and guidance. The report is the second of two. Estyn published the first report on learner support services for pupils aged 14-16 in 2014 and it considered learner support services provided by schools to learners in key stage 4. Read more >

Statutory use of leadership standards in the performance management of headteachers

This report is published in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Minster’s annual remit letter to Estyn 2014-2015 about the statutory use of leadership standards in the performance management of headteachers. This report is intended for the Welsh Government, governors, headteachers, senior leaders and staff in schools, local authorities and the regional consortia. This document links to the Estyn survey ‘Best practice in leadership development in schools’, published in June 2015. It may be of interest to parents and staff in other sectors and agencies who work with schools to improve the quality of leadership. Read more >

Breaking down barriers to apprenticeships - October 2015

Estyn published the first of two reports in November 2014. The report identifies the barriers that prevent learners from BME communities and those with disabilities from engaging in apprenticeship programmes. This second report builds on the work undertaken in the first report. It identifies examples of good practice in promoting diversity in apprenticeships, with a focus on young people from BME communities and young people with disabilities, as well as identifying good practice examples of joint working between providers, employers and communities to achieve diversity in apprenticeships. Read more >

Effective teaching and learning observations in further education colleges

This report is published in response to a request for advice about effective ‘teaching and learning observation’ from the Welsh Government in the Minister’s annual remit letter to Estyn 2013-2014. It is the second of two reports. The first report was published in October 2014 and focuses on effective classroom observations in schools, (Estyn, 2014a). This report focuses on effective teaching and learning observations in further education (FE) colleges. The use of the term ‘teaching and learning observations’ reflects the wide range of settings and contexts in which learning takes place in further education, for example classrooms, workshops, kitchens and salons. Read more >

Review of education visits policies in the further education sector - September 2015

The request from the Minister for Education and Skills for Estyn to undertake this review followed the death of a learner studying at Ystrad Mynach College, during an educational visit to Barcelona in 2011. Following their son’s death, his parents raised a range of concerns about the college’s procedures for educational visits and the associated risk assessments. The Minister made a commitment to the learner’s parents that every college in Wales would be made aware of the impact of their son’s death and that he would take steps to minimise the risk of such an event happening again. This review forms part of that commitment. 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 >

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 >

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 >

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