Our thematic reports distil our nationwide perspective on education and training into helpful, informative policy advice and are used to monitor progress. We also contribute to a number of education working groups.
Each year the Education Minister asks the Chief Inspector for advice on a range of themes in relation to education and training to help inform policy development and to monitor progress.
The documents below provide an annual summary of findings from our national thematic reports.
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A levels in sixth forms and further education colleges 08 Nov 2018
This report is in response to a request for advice in the Cabinet Secretary’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2017-2018. It reports on standards, provision and leadership of... Read more
The professional learning continuum: mentoring in initial teacher education 15 Oct 2018
The report is intended for the Welsh Government, providers of initial teacher education (ITE), headteachers and staff in schools, local authorities and regional consortia. The... Read more
Higher Apprenticeships in work-based learning 20 Sep 2018
This report examines standards, provision and leadership and management in higher apprenticeship programmes in the work-based learning sector across Wales.