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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 >

Welsh-medium and bilingual teaching and learning in further education

The purpose of this report is to: - examine how effectively further education colleges ensure continuity and progression in learning experiences through the medium of Welsh and bilingually - evaluate the effectiveness of curricular models and teaching methods that are in place in further education colleges - identify and share good practice in Welsh-medium and bilingual teaching. Read more >

Welsh-medium and bilingual teaching and learning in further education - 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 >

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 >

Modern Foreign Languages

The report focuses on the quality of teaching and learning in modern foreign languages, and developments and issues in modern foreign language teaching in Wales since our last report published in 2009. Read more >

Modern Foreign Languages - 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 >

Education other than at school - 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 >

The impact of the Additional Training Graduate Programme (Teach First) in Wales

This report is published in response to a request for advice about the effectiveness of the Additional Training Graduate Programme (ATGP) in Wales from the Welsh Government in the Minister’s annual remit letter to Estyn. The report is intended for the Welsh Government and leaders and staff of the ATGP in Wales and their partnership schools. It may also be of wider interest to participants (that is, trainees on the Teach First programme), to leaders and staff who work in schools, and to those who work in teacher education and training. Read more >

Statutory use of leadership standards in the performance management of headteachers

This report is published in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Minster’s annual remit letter to Estyn 2014-2015 about the statutory use of leadership standards in the performance management of headteachers. This report is intended for the Welsh Government, governors, headteachers, senior leaders and staff in schools, local authorities and the regional consortia. This document links to the Estyn survey ‘Best practice in leadership development in schools’, published in June 2015. It may be of interest to parents and staff in other sectors and agencies who work with schools to improve the quality of leadership. Read more >

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