Policy reviews enable us to scrutinise existing policies. These are usually undertaken by independent experts.
We commission internal and external reviews to help inform and strengthen policy making decisions. Reviews vary in size, complexity and timescales. Experienced practitioners and experts from within the subject area work on these reviews.
Reviews are often established as 'Task and Finish Groups'. These groups are set up by seeking nominations from interested parties and the main political parties in Wales. Task and finish groups are ad-hoc advisory panels set up to perform a particular task, produce a report and then disband. Their work is usually relatively short term, and usually of a very specific and focused nature.
The review considers whether all teachers and support workers within the independent sector should have to register.
Transitions for young people with special educational needs, learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
Review to identify the current provision offered to more able and talented (MAT) pupils in Wales.
Recommendations have been made on how to improve mathematics teaching and learning in Wales.
This report sets out the findings of the task and finish group convened to examine the role of local authority music services in supporting schools to deliver high quality music education.
Publication of Professor John Furlong’s report on the future of Initial Teacher Education and Training in Wales.
In July 2012, the Minister for Education and Skills established a Group to review Welsh second language at Key Stages 3 and 4 and to consider how to address poor standards and low attainment in the subject.
Our response to the independent report by Professor Dai Smith.
The Review Group made 24 recommendations on the future of the Welsh for Adults programme.
The Review of Initial Teacher Training in Wales Report, a Written Statement and response to the report recommendations has been published.
The opportunity provided to the group by the Welsh Government was to produce a report that was progressive in its outlook and well evidenced by international good practice.
The Minister for Education and Skills previously agreed to undertake a review of regional working and education consortia’s readiness to deliver shared school improvement services.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews AM, commissioned a review of digital classroom teaching in September 2011.
This Education Review examines how education funding in Wales is allocated to schools, colleges and universities. It is being conducted in two stages. The first stage of the review reported in May 2010. The report identifies a range of key opportunities which were considered further through the Fro
This page details the Education Services Review Task and Finish Group. The group took a long-term, whole system view on whether education structures enable and support the delivery of best value services to the citizens of Wales. It ran in parallel with the Front Line Resources Review programme, li
The Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning established an expert review panel to explore different models of governance for Further Education Institutions in the context of the current socio-economic environment.
The Task and Finish Group reviewing Higher Education Governance in Wales submitted its report to the Minister for Children, Education & Lifelong Learning on 17 February 2011.
This work is in line with the commitment made in For our Future which proposed a review of higher education governance that built on existing strengths, evaluated current shortcomings and considered future need.
The School Workload Advisory Panel (SWAP) was established by the Welsh Assembly Government as an independent body in the autumn of 2004 with a remit that was aimed at reducing bureaucratic burdens on schools.
The Task and Finish Group reviewing Higher Education in Wales Phase 2 submitted its report to the CELLS Minister on 27 April 2009.
This report was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government as part of a wider review it is conducting of careers services in Wales.
The CELLS Minister announced the establishment of the Review of Higher Education in Wales Task and Finish Group on 25 June. The work of the Group so far has focused on the first part of its remit, looking at student finance arrangements. The Chair of the Group, Professor Merfyn Jones, submitted his
The Report of the Independent Review of the Mission and Purpose of Further Education in Wales in the context of the Learning Country: Vision in to Action.
Final Report of an Independent Study into the Devolution of the Student Support System and Tuition Fee Regime in Wales
A Report to the Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning at the National Assembly for Wales (Rees Report)