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07 October 2013

Secondary schools need to raise standards in mathematics

Mathematics is the lowest performing core subject at key stage 4 in Wales and is proportionately the lowest when compared with the rest of the UK, according to an Estyn report published today. Read more >

04 October 2013

Construction industry training should focus more on labour market needs

Training courses in construction, planning and the built environment need to get better at meeting the demands of today’s Welsh economy in order to benefit learners and local employers. Read more >

17 September 2013

Pupil progress in Wales hampered by teacher absence

Reports issued by Wales Audit Office and Estyn highlight increasing reliance on support and cover staff in the classroom. Read more >

12 July 2013

Standards in pupils' ICT skills good or better in half of primary schools

Today, Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, publishes ’The impact of ICT on pupils' learning in primary schools’, the first of two reports on surveys of standards in ICT in primary and secondary schools in Wales examines the impact of ICT on pupils’ learning across the primary school curriculum. Read more >

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 >

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