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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 >

Numeracy in key stages 2 and 3: an interim report - November 2014

This report is the second in a series published in response to a request for advice in the Minister’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2012-2013. It looks at standards in numeracy at key stages 2 and 3 and how a sample of primary and secondary schools is developing pupils’ numeracy skills across the curriculum over a three-year period. For this report, inspectors re-visited the schools that participated in the 2013 numeracy baseline study to evaluate progress over the last 12 months. Inspectors will visit the same schools next year for a final time to assess whether or what progress has been made, with particular reference to how schools have been implementing the numeracy component of the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework, which became statutory in September 2013. The intended audience for this report is the Welsh Government, headteachers and practitioners in schools, and officers and advisers in local authorities and regional consortia. Read more >

Numeracy in key stages 2 and 3: an interim report - Training material

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 >

Good practice in mathematics at key stage 4 - October 2013

This report is published in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Minister’s annual remit to Estyn for 2012-2013. The report examines standards in mathematics at key stage 4. Transition from key stage 4 to post-16 is outside the scope of the report. The report includes case studies of best practice. Read more >

Good practice in mathematics at key stage 4 - Training Material

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 >

Numeracy in key stages 2 and 3: a baseline study - June 2013

This report is the first in a series in response to a request for advice from the Welsh Government in the Minister’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2012-2013. It looks at standards in numeracy at key stages 2 and 3 and how a sample of primary and secondary schools is developing pupils’ numeracy skills across the curriculum. Inspectors will revisit the same schools over the next two years and later reports will focus on the implementation and impact of the numeracy component of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF), which becomes statutory in September 2013. Read more >

Numeracy in key stages 2 and 3: a baseline study - Training material

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 family learning programmes on raising the literacy and numeracy levels of children and adults - May 2012

The report considers: how effective family learning programmes are in raising the standards of literacy/numeracy of young children; whether there is consistency in the quality of delivery of family learning programmes; what progress is made by adults in improving their own literacy/numeracy standards; what constitutes best practice in the delivery of family learning programmes; the extent to which the programmes lead to better follow-up support for those children who need it; and the extent to which the programmes provide value for money. Read more >

Numeracy for 14 to 19-year-olds - July 2011

In schools where provision for numeracy is good, there is strong leadership. Managers actively drive initiatives to improve numeracy, and they seek extra funding or support to help carry out their work. There is good co-ordination of activities. However, few schools plan to improve their numeracy provision or track learners’ progress well enough to identify where improvements can be made. Read more >

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