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Definitions of all our inspection terms.

  • Technical certificate

    A technical certificate is a written paper which focuses on the knowledge and understanding needed to complete the qualification framework for a foundation apprenticeship or a modern apprenticeship.

  • The Class Moves!

    The Class Moves! is a programme of relaxation exercises for primary school children. The programme aims to encourage children to take part in physical exercises, with the objectives of, increasing motivation, improving concentration, raising physical awareness, encouraging sensory-motor development, and promoting self-care and injury prevention.

  • The third sector

    The third sector is comprised of non-governmental organisations that are value driven and which principally reinvest their surpluses to further social, environmental or cultural objectives. It includes voluntary and community organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and mutuals. Housing associations are also included in the third sector.

  • Therapists

    This term includes people such as speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists who assess, and provide support for, children and young people with additional learning needs.

  • Threshold

    Indicators showing threshold equivalencies were published (as provisional indicators) for the first time in 2007 and are now the headline indicators of performance in secondary schools. Thresholds represent a volume, or ‘size’, of qualifications at a specific level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Three thresholds have been established:
    •  Level 1 – a volume of qualifications at Level 1 equivalent to the volume of five GCSEs at grades D-G;
    •  Level 2 – a volume of qualifications at Level 2 equivalent to the volume of five GCSEs at grades A*-C; and
    •  Level 3 – a volume of qualifications at Level 3 equivalent to the volume of two A levels at grades A-E.
  • Ti a Fi

    Welsh-medium parent and toddler group

  • Traineeships programmes

    Traineeship programmes are designed for young people up to the age of 18. They are programmes focusing on the early engagement of young people, using a flexible learning approach to encourage continued participation in education and training. The main focus is to get people into employment. There are three Traineeship programmes provided to meet the individual needs of learners. These are Engagement, Level 1 and Bridge-2-Employment.

  • Transition grant

    The Welsh Government has made additional funding of £5 million available to local authorities (LAs) in 2006-2009 through the key stages 2-3 transition grant. The transition grant supports innovative and exemplar projects that focus on key elements of transition plans.

  • Tri-level reform

    Tri-level reform is the whole of the education community (schools, local authorities and the Government) working collaboratively and in alignment. The Framework describes the key characteristics required to build on existing good practice and improve children’s and young people’s learning and wellbeing throughout Wales, and each partner’s contribution to securing that.