National Updates - April & May 2024

Estyn – Inspection guidance resources.
Estyn has published the latest guidance handbooks for Maintained Schools and Pupil Referral Units in preparation for the new inspections arrangements which will be in place from September 2024. We will be amending relevant GCS publications, including the self-evaluation template through the summer ready for September.

Updated April 2024 – Exclusion from schools and pupil referral units (PRU)

Pre-16 education grants
Information on how Welsh Government will allocate pre-16 education grants in the 2024 to 2025 financial year. There are several changes to note.

Education Endowment Foundation – Early Years Toolkit.
The Toolkits are designed to support teachers and school leaders who are making decisions about how to improve learning outcomes.

New guidance – Professional development review
The professional development review guidance replaces the Welsh Government performance management guidance for teachers, headteachers and unattached teachers (2012). It also sets out guidance for learning support workers. Certainly a must read for those governors who are involved in development reviews.


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