06 Feb 2013
Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, and the Welsh Government have launched a joint public consultation on proposed changes to the frequency of inspections and the notice period given to schools and other providers.
29 Jan 2013
Strong leadership at all levels is key to improving standards of education and training in Wales, according to Ann Keane, Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales.
17 Jan 2013
Colleges of further education (FE) and work-based learning providers offering engineering courses in Wales have many examples of good and sometimes excellent practice. Young people studying engineering have the opportunity to work and train with industry, and links with schools to introduce pupils to engineering are improving.
15 Jan 2013
Children in Wales are making progress in developing their Welsh Language skills in the Foundation Phase
Children in Wales are making progress in acquiring Welsh language skills, but more needs to be done to continue the upward trend in their reading and writing skills, according to Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales.
18 Dec 2012
Children in care who are placed away from their home area and who have also offended are ill-equipped to lead productive and law-abiding lives and this must change, according to independent inspectors. Today they publish a report of a joint inspection on the work of youth offending teams (YOTs) with this group of young people.
17 Dec 2012
Pembrokeshire County Council’s education services for children and young people have been judged to be unsatisfactory in an Estyn report published today. As a result of this report, Estyn has recommended to Welsh Ministers that the authority be placed in the category of an authority requiring special measures.
13 Nov 2012
Today, Estyn the education and training inspectorate for Wales, publishes a good practice guide to help schools to tackle poverty and disadvantage in schools.
11 Oct 2012
The move from youth to adult services in the criminal justice system should be less disruptive, say inspectors
Work to help 18-year-olds in the criminal justice system move from youth services to adult services needed to improve, said independent inspectors, as they published the report of a joint inspection of transition arrangements.
01 Oct 2012
Many secondary schools do not know the impact of the time they are spending in helping to prepare pupils to make the right decision about their future career path, according to Estyn, the education and training inspectorate in Wales.
28 Aug 2012
Estyn has today published a report on behaviour management arrangements in four Pembrokeshire schools. On Tuesday 3 July and Wednesday 4 July 2012, two inspectors from Estyn and one from CSSIW made unannounced visits to two secondary schools and two primary phase schools in Pembrokeshire. Each school received verbal feedback at the end of the visit, followed by a letter, which highlighted any immediate issues for attention and good features and areas for development. Inspectors also provided feedback to local authority officers at the end of the visits.