OECD review of education in Wales welcomed by Minister

OECD ReportThe publication of a major international review of education in Wales has today been welcomed by Education and Skills Minister Huw Lewis.

The OECD were asked to provide an external assessment of the quality and equity of education outcomes in Wales; expert analysis of key aspects of education policy and to highlight areas of policy and its implementation which might add value and improve education outcomes for young people in Wales.

OECD’s Beatriz Pont, Sr Policy Analyst leading the OECD-Wales Review commented:

“Wales should keep its focus on a long-term and sustained school improvement strategy: investing in the teaching and school leadership profession and ensuring that schools and their staff can respond to the learning needs of all their students, underpinned by a coherent evaluation and assessment framework.”

Read the 143 page report here: http://www.oecd.org/edu/Improving-schools-in-Wales.pdf

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