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02 July 2013

Learners shape their education experience

Learners in further education institutions and Welsh for adults centres now play a bigger role in influencing decisions about teaching, about the curriculum and about resources. Read more >

20 June 2013

Pupils struggle with basic number skills

Pupils have weak numeracy skills in about two-fifths of primary schools and half of secondary schools that were inspected in 2010-2012, according to Estyn. Read more >

18 June 2013

Standards of religious education in secondary schools improve

More pupils than ever before are taking a GCSE in religious studies and results have risen steadily over the last five years. The number of pupils achieving grades A*-C for the full GCSE is well above the average for other subjects. Read more >

11 June 2013

Many schools plan, deliver and manage their five statutory staff training days effectively

The most effective schools in Wales use their five statutory IN-SErvice Training (INSET) days as an integral part of their strategy for staff development. However, Estyn’s report on Statutory INSET in schools found that schools need to focus more on the national priorities for education in Wales. Read more >

04 June 2013

Science lessons in primary and secondary schools are good, but assessment is not robust enough

Standards in the majority of science lessons in primary and secondary schools that were visited as part of a survey by Estyn inspectors are good or better. But there are some shortcomings, including in teachers’ assessment of science in nearly all the primary schools and half of the secondary schools visited. Read more >

06 February 2013

Consultation on changes to Estyn inspections

Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, and the Welsh Government have launched a joint public consultation on proposed changes to the frequency of inspections and the notice period given to schools and other providers. Read more >

29 January 2013

Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales 2011- 2012

Strong leadership at all levels is key to improving standards of education and training in Wales, according to Ann Keane, Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales. Read more >

31 January 2012

Annual Report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales 2010-2011

Today, Ann Keane, Chief Inspector of Estyn, publishes the Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education 2010-11, an overall assessment of standards and performance of schools, education Read more >

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