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School-to-school support and collaboration – a summary and discussion paper

This report describes the main policy developments and initiatives relating to school-to-school support and summarises and synthesises existing evaluations for each development. Read more >

Science at key stage 3 and key stage 4

This report considers a range of factors, such as the quality of teaching and assessment, curriculum planning, staff development, and curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences, that contribute to improving standards in science. It considers general and vocational examination routes at key stage 4. It also reports on the progress made in key stage 3 against the recommendations made in Science in key stages 2 and 3 (Estyn, 2013). Read more >

Science at key stage 3 and key stage 4 - 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 >

Careers - The implementation of the careers and world of work framework in secondary schools - 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 >

Careers - The implementation of the careers and world of work framework in secondary schools

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 secondary schools’ provision and leadership in this area have changed since Estyn’s previous report on CWoW, Informed Decisions, in October 2012. The report draws on evidence from 156 secondary school inspections since October 2012 and from a survey of 35 secondary schools (see appendix for detail). Read more >

Science and design technology at key stage 2 - 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 >

Science and design and technology at key stage 2

The report focuses on standards, provision and leadership in the National Curriculum subjects of science and design and technology at key stage 2 in primary schools in Wales. For this survey, Estyn inspectors visited or interviewed by telephone a broad range of primary schools across Wales, taking into account: school size, geographical location, the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals, and linguistic and religious characteristics. Inspectors observed lessons, interviewed pupils, teachers and school leaders, and scrutinised planning and pupils’ work. In addition, inspectors considered a wide range of primary school inspection evidence. The report’s findings will help to inform the development of the ‘science and technology’ Area of Learning and Experience of the new curriculum. Read more >

Managing money: Financial education in primary and secondary schools in Wales - 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 >

Managing money: Financial education in primary and secondary schools in Wales

The report evaluates the quality and provision of financial education in schools and how teaching and learning in this area have developed since Estyn’s previous report published in 2011 (Estyn, 2011). It considers how well recent changes and revisions to curriculum orders, in particular the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) and new mathematics programme of study, have affected the quality of financial education. Read more >

A review of healthy relationships education

This report evaluates the quality of provision for healthy relationships education in schools in Wales. It identifies strategies to support schools in improving provision and outcomes for pupils. A series of best practice case studies exemplifies how schools successfully support pupils to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Read more >

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