National Updates - May 2023

Estyn Live Event: School Governors
Acting as critical friends and the impact of governor training

Join live here at 6pm on 24 May 2023.

Assistant Director Cath Evans and HMIs Liz Counsell and Carwyn Jenkins will share the findings of their Thematic report which launches on the same day and explores the important work of school governors – their role as critical friends and the impact of governor training.

If you’re involved in the work of governing bodies in schools across Wales, join Estyn to hear about:
– the main headlines from the thematic report;
– effective practice examples from schools around Wales;
– the importance of high-quality training to ensure governors are aware of the latest developments in education.

They will also be answering any questions you have about the findings from the report.

They will be live for about 30 minutes, but if you can’t join live, you can watch the stream back at any time on Estyn’s Youtube channel.

National Updates

Updated May 2023School uniform and appearance: policy guidance for governing bodies.
The guidance has been updated following a public consultation, which sought opinions on affordability in order to support families through the cost-of-living crisis. The Education and Welsh Language Minister issued a statement in response to the consultation – you can read it here.

Updated April 2023Pupil Development Grant – overview.
How the Pupil Development Grant is allocated and used to help children and young people reach their full potential.

Estyn – Inspecting for the future (2024–2030)
Information on how Estyn are revising how they’ll inspect education and training from 2024.


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