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Local authority Welsh in Education Strategic Plans

The review considers: the impact of Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPs) on improving planning for Welsh-medium education, the influence that WESPs have had in stimulating and supporting actions to raise standards of Welsh and Welsh second language, and the degree to which the statutory responsibility of local authorities in producing WESPs allows for co-operation with, and support from, regional consortia school improvement services. Read more >

Local authority Welsh in Education Strategic Plans - Training materials

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

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 >

Moderation of teacher assessment at key stage 2 and key stage 3: a review of accuracy and consistency - Training materials

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

Moderation of teacher assessment at key stage 2 and key stage 3: a review of accuracy and consistency

The findings of the survey are based on visits to eight cluster moderation meetings, two in each of the regional consortia, followed by visits to two schools in each cluster. During the visits, inspectors considered the effectiveness of cluster moderation meetings and of schools’ internal procedures for ensuring accurate teacher assessment. Inspectors focused specifically on the moderation of English, Welsh and Welsh second language. They also evaluated the extent to which providers are familiar with the new statutory requirements for cluster moderation. Read more >

Leadership and primary school improvement

Part One of this report outlines general characteristics of the different stages of the improvement journey of primary schools and highlights the importance of effective leadership and leadership development on that journey. This summary draws on first-hand evidence from inspections and from visits to the case study schools described in Part Two. The findings of the case studies are summarised in an improvement journey model. The model sets out the characteristics of leadership and leadership development commonly demonstrated by schools at different stages of their improvement journey. Read more >

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