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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 >

Improving schools through regional education consortia - June 2015

The Welsh Government asked Estyn to produce this report for the Minister for Education and Skills in its annual remit. The purpose of this survey is to report on the progress being made by regional education consortia to provide school improvement services. Separately, the Auditor General for Wales asked Wales Audit Office staff to carry out a study on the Welsh Government’s approach to improving schools through regional consortia. Estyn and Wales Audit Office staff carried out fieldwork visits to each regional consortium in partnership and evidence was shared between the two organisations. The fieldwork visits involved interviews with key staff from each consortium and its related local authorities. The survey also involved scrutiny of a wide range of evidence from schools, local authorities, diocesan authorities, regional consortia and the Welsh Government. Read more >