Assessment for learning or accountability?

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This article provides some background information ahead of the Cabinet Secretary for Education’s statement in Plenary on Wednesday (24 May 2017), titled ‘Assessment for Learning – A distinct Welsh approach’.

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New Publication: Paying for adult social care in Wales – Debate and Reform

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This research briefing outlines some of the work that has been undertaken to examine options for reforming social care charging in England and Wales. It also sets out the work of the Welsh Government on charging issues, including the reforms it has introduced since devolution.

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Leadership in education

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This afternoon (16 May 2017), the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams will make a statement in the Senedd about leadership in education.

Successive Estyn reports have highlighted the importance of strong and effective leadership to improving educational standards. In his most recent annual report (2015/2016), HM Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales said that leadership is the ‘most significant factor’ in school improvement. Estyn has also reported previously:

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