We provide a nationwide perspective on education and training in Wales. Our thematic reports help inform policy development and are used to monitor progress. Estyn also contributes to a number of education working groups.
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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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School-to-school support and collaboration – a summary and discussion paper 21 Sep 2017
This report describes the main policy developments and initiatives relating to school-to-school support and summarises and synthesises existing evaluations for each development.
Science at key stage 3 and key stage 4 - Training materials 20 Sep 2017
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... Read more
Careers - The implementation of the careers and world of work framework in secondary schools 12 Sep 2017
The report examines the extent and effectiveness of secondary schools’ delivery of the statutory Careers and the world of work (CWoW) framework. It considers the extent to which... Read more