Annual Report 2011-2012

The Chief Inspector’s Annual Report provides an overview of standards and performance across education and training in Wales.

 “Leaders in schools and other education and training providers should use the findings in my annual report and its many case studies of best practice to think about how they can manage change in their organisations to refresh the culture, focus on professional development and enhance self-evaluation.”

Ann Keane, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales



Ann Keane, Chief Inspector, outlines the key findings from inspections and a commentary on the challenges facing education and training in Wales.


Priorities and provision

Literacy and numeracy, poverty and disadvantage, the Foundation Phase, the Welsh Baccalaureate and provision for 14-19 year-olds, and case studies.


Follow-up inspection activities

Reporting on the outcome of the monitoring visits to schools and other providers, with case studies on how follow-up inspection activities are helping improvement.


Sector report

An overview of performance and prospects, follow-up, outcomes, provision, leadership and management for each sector, including best practice case studies.


Summaries of Estyn thematic reports

The advice provided to the Welsh Government on a range of themes, to help inform policy development and monitor progress.


Commentary on performance

Data on pupil performance in end-of-key-stage teacher assessments and examinations with a look at attendance, exclusions and young people not in education, employment or training.



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