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New qualifications

This report is in response to a request in the Cabinet Secretary’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2017-2018. It provides an overview on how schools and colleges are planning and implementing their curriculum after the introduction of the new GCSEs in English language, Welsh language, mathematics, mathematics-numeracy, and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Read more >

Preparing for the Digital Competence Framework (DCF)

This report is written in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Cabinet Secretary’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2017-2018. The report focuses on how schools are beginning to ensure that pupils develop their digital competence as set out in Successful Futures (Donaldson, 2015). Read more >

Improving teaching

This report is written in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Cabinet Secretary’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2017-2018. Read more >

Religious education at key stage 2 and key stage 3

This report is written in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Minister’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2017-2018. Read more >

Involving parents - Communication between schools and parents of school-aged children

This report is written in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Cabinet Secretary’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2017-2018. The report is a short study in which we Read more >

Curriculum innovation in primary schools

Discover a four stage approach that your school can use as a structure to support curricular thinking and professional learning. Read more >

Welsh in key stage 2 and key stage 3 in Welsh-medium or bilingual schools

Our new report looks at standards of Welsh in Welsh-medium and bilingual primary and secondary schools. Read more >

The impact of the Learning and Skills Measure on vulnerable learners

Our new report recommends how schools and other organisations can raise the attainment of vulnerable learners. Read more >

Managed moves: Effective use of managed moves by local authorities and schools

Our latest report looks at how schools can overcome barriers to managing pupil moves. Read more >

Supporting more able and talented pupils - How best to challenge and nurture more able and talented pupils: Key stages 2 to 4

This report examines standards, provision and leadership in meeting the needs of more able and talented pupils in primary and secondary schools across key stages 2, 3 and 4. Read more >

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