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The Minister for Education and Skills gave a keynote address on “Raising School Standards”, and this was followed by a Question and Answer session.
The Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning gave an address entitled ‘Teaching makes a difference’ on Wednesday 2 February 2011.
This page holds the Estyn Remit Letters and our responses to Estyn Remit Reports.
Following the Minister’s speech in February, a new School Standards Unit has been established within the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).

The School Standards Unit supports improvement by focussing on the ‘how’ of policy implementation rather than the ‘what’ of policy development.

The Unit has responsibility for sharpening the use of data; strengthening accountability; ensuring consistent sharing of high- impact practice and evaluating policy implementation.

This document is an introduction to the work of the Welsh Government’s School Standards Unit. It is designed for all stakeholders involved in the education of 3-19 years olds in Wales and for the general public.

The School Standards Unit: Who we are and what we do [.ppt 685KB]