Strategic Directors

Jassa Scott – Strategic Director

Jassa Scott

Jassa Scott is a Strategic Director at Estyn. She leads on the development and delivery of Estyn’s advice to the Welsh Government and other stakeholders, including policy advice and survey reports.  She also leads Estyn’s work on building capacity including best practice.  Jassa has leadership oversight of Estyn’s work with local authorities, including regional consortia, and the inspection of post-16 sectors including further education (FE), work-based learning (WBL), careers, adult community-based learning (ACL), offender learning, Welsh for adults (WfA) and youth and community work training.  She also has overall responsibility for the cross‑cutting theme of social justice and inclusion and leads on the inspection of special schools; pupil referral units; independent schools and independent special schools and colleges.  She has lead responsibility for Estyn’s joint working with other inspection, audit and regulatory bodies. 

Jassa joined Estyn in 2007 and undertook a range of inspection and thematic work relating to local authorities, youth support services and schools. She became Assistant Director in 2010, with operational responsibility for special schools, PRUs and independent schools.  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.


Claire Morgan – Strategic Director

Claire Morgan

Claire Morgan is a Strategic Director at Estyn. She leads on the development and implementation of inspection policy and has specific leadership oversight of Estyn's work relating to school inspections, including primary, secondary, independent and special schools, and the inspection of pupil referral units, non-maintained settings and teacher education and training providers. Claire also has overall responsibility for the cross-cutting themes of additional learning needs, safeguarding and wellbeing.  She also has lead responsibility for curriculum, safeguarding and knowledge management.

Before taking up her present post, Claire was Assistant Director with responsibility for delivering the inspection programme of secondary schools and teacher education and training providers. She also had responsibility for implementing Estyn’s training and development strategy, managing stakeholder relationships and sharing best practice.

Claire joined Estyn in 2006 as HMI for secondary education from her post as Deputy Headteacher at Porth County Community School.  Claire started her career teaching economics and business studies and subsequently worked as a senior leader in secondary schools in Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taf.  Claire has also been involved in local authority advisory work and co-ordination of 14-19 provision.  Claire was educated at Maesteg Comprehensive School and studied at University of the West of England and Cardiff University.