Assistant Directors

Jassa Scott

Jassa Scott

Jassa Scott is an Assistant Director at Estyn. She has specific operational responsibility for Estyn's inspection work relating to special schools; pupil referral units; offender learning; independent and independent special schools; and independent specialist colleges. She also leads on safeguarding and the cross-cutting themes of social justice and inclusion. She has responsibility for the annual report.

Jassa joined Estyn in 2007 and undertook a range of inspection and thematic work relating to local authorities, youth support services and schools before taking up her present post. She was educated at Colne Valley High School and the University of York. After teaching in primary schools, she worked in a number of roles in local authorities, most recently managing the Children and Young People's Partnership in Merthyr Tydfil.

 

Mererid Wyn Williams

Mererid Williams

Mererid Wyn Williams is an Assistant Director at Estyn. She is responsible for delivering the inspection programme of non-maintained nursery, maintained nursery and primary education.  Mererid also leads on inspection policy and conformance across Estyn.

Before taking up her present post within Estyn she was Acting Managing HMI for further education, Welsh and bilingual education and an inspector in various other sectors including adult community education. Following a brief period of secondment to Estyn from Yale College, Wrexham where she was Assistant Director, Faculty of Arts, Mererid formally joined Estyn in 2005.

Mererid was educated at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Wrexham, University of Wales, Aberystwyth and North East Wales Institute (now Glyndŵr University).

 

Clive Phillips

Clive Phillips

Clive Phillips is an Assistant Director at Estyn. He is responsible for the delivery of Local Authority and regional consortia inspections and inspections in the  Welsh for Adults sector. He also has responsibility for Welsh language policy, matters relating to Welsh-medium education and stakeholder relationships.

Clive joined Estyn in 2010 and has worked mainly in the primary and local authority sectors. He has also inspected non-maintained nursery schools, special schools and independent schools. He has worked as a primary school headteacher and as a local authority school improvement officer.

Clive was educated at Ysgol Gynradd Eglwyswrw, Ysgol y Preseli, Crymych and Aberystwyth University.

 

Catherine Evans

Catherine Evans

Catherine is an Assistant Director at Estyn.  She has responsibility for developing and implementing the strategies for inspecting secondary schools and initial teacher education and training. Catherine also has responsibility for the delivery of Estyn's internal and external training programme and has specific operational responsibility for the cross cutting themes of careers and curriculum development.

Catherine joined Estyn in 2010 and undertook a wide range of inspection and thematic work relating to secondary and primary schools and further education.  Before taking up this post, Catherine was sector lead inspector for secondary schools.  Catherine was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, the University of Manchester and St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Before joining Estyn, Catherine held a range of posts at schools in the West Midlands and South Wales.

 
 

Jackie Gapper

Jackie Gapper

Jackie is an Assistant Director at Estyn. She is responsible for further education, adult community learning and work-based learning.  Jackie leads on the delivery of Estyn’s advice to the Welsh Government and other stakeholders, including survey reports and policy advice. Jackie also has overall responsibility for the cross-cutting themes of knowledge management and building capacity including best practice.

Jackie joined Estyn in 2009 and undertook a wide range of inspection and thematic work relating to secondary and independent schools and further education.  Before taking up this post, Jackie was the lead for Estyn’s policy and advice for pre-16 English and literacy, and helped to develop the peer inspector programme.  Jackie was educated at Kingdown School, Warminster, Stroud High School and Swansea University.  Before joining Estyn, Jackie held a range of posts at secondary schools in South Wales.