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27 September 2016

Mixed progress with strategic plans for Welsh-medium education provision.

Some local authorities are not developing or implementing strategic plans for the provision of Welsh-medium education effectively, despite their value as a framework for planning. Read more >

15 September 2016

Leadership is the ‘most significant factor’ in driving primary school improvement

Effective leadership is the most important influence in raising standards, improving teaching and learning, and embedding a culture of self-improvement in primary schools. Read more >

11 July 2016

Teachers encouraged to use more of the assessed language in modern foreign language lessons

Despite continuing improvements in pupil outcomes and in GCSE and A level results, the number of students learning a modern foreign language in Wales continues to fall. Read more >

05 July 2016

Raising the attainment, achievement and aspiration of children who are looked after

Children who are looked after still face barriers to attainment and achievement in learning. Read more >

29 June 2016

Education other than at school offers pupils a second chance, but not a broad enough range of learning experiences

Pupils educated other than at school often miss out on the benefits of a broad curriculum and specialist support - which can have a negative impact on their future education and employment prospects. Read more >

26 February 2016

Most Teach First trainees are highly motivated, but some shortcomings remain

Most Teach First trainees (called ‘participants’) achieve Qualified Teacher Status and many were still in teaching posts two years after starting the programme according to a report published today by Estyn. However, only around a third were still teaching in Wales. Read more >

03 February 2016

Estyn launches new inspection data website

A new data website containing all inspection findings since the 2010-2011 academic year has been launched by Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales. Read more >

26 January 2016

Chief Inspector calls on schools to take a fresh look at teaching and learning

There are signs of progress, particularly with the foundations of education, such as behaviour and attendance, basic literacy and numeracy, and supporting vulnerable learners, but there is still too much variability in the quality of teaching and learning in Wales’ schools, according to the Chief Inspector’s Annual Report published today. Read more >

10 December 2015

Colleges provide good support for learners to help them make the most of their education

Learners in further education who are at risk of disengagement or who start their courses late are generally supported effectively. Through a combination of good advice and partnership working with other bodies, colleges assist their students on their journey to their chosen vocation. Read more >

10 December 2015

Proposal to extend the frequency of inspections to within seven years

The Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis, is proposing a change to regulations to allow Estyn to  inspect schools and other providers at least once every seven years, instead of once ever Read more >