Annual Report and Accounts 2014-2015

Summary

A summary of Estyn’s progress over the last 12 months as we work towards our strategic priority to raise standards and quality in education and training in Wales.

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Welcome to Estyn’s Annual Report and Accounts, which in Section 1 details what we have achieved during the financial year 2014-2015, and in Section 2 provides a full set of financial statements.

This year, we carried out a full programme of inspections, once again reviewing our documentation and updating our guidance handbooks and supplementary guidance documents, in particular clarifying arrangements for inspecting the progress of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. We also introduced more flexible scheduling of inspections from September 2014, following changes to regulations by Welsh Government. Providers will be now be inspected at least once between September 2014 and August 2020, but without a time link to the last inspection. This means that providers are less able to predict when they are due to be inspected.