Annual Report 2011 - 2012

The Chief Inspector’s Annual Report is published every January, and provides analysis and commentary on the performance of education and training in Wales during the previous academic year.

The 2011-2012 Annual Report's key issues include a focus on literacy and numeracy skills in schools as well as post-16 providers, with key recommendations.





Ann Keane, Chief Inspector, outlines the key findings from inspections and a commentary on the challenges facing education and training in Wales.


Priorities and provision


Literacy and numeracy, poverty and disadvantage, the Foundation Phase, the Welsh Baccalaureate and provision for 14-19 year-olds, and case studies.


Follow-up inspection activities

                                                                  Reporting on the outcome of the monitoring visits to schools and other providers, with case studies on how follow-up inspection activities are helping improvement.


Sector report


An overview of performance and prospects, follow-up, outcomes, provision, leadership and management for each sector, including best practice case studies.


Summaries of Estyn thematic reports  

                                                                    The advice provided to the Welsh Government on a range of themes, to help inform policy development and monitor progress.


Commentary on performance

                                                                   Data on pupil performance in end-of-key-stage teacher assessments and examinations with a look at attendance, exclusions and young people not in education, employment or training.