This consultation ended 12 September 2013.
The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.
This consultation seeks views on the options put forward in the report on the future delivery of education services in Wales.
In January 2013 the Minister announced the appointment of Robert Hill to undertake the review on the future delivery of education services in Wales.
It focused on looking at the effectiveness of the current education delivery at school and local authority level and to consider what should be undertaken at school local authority regional and national level with a focus on:
- raising standards and improving learner outcomes at all ages
- better support and challenge to schools to improve standards
- developing and strengthening the leadership of schools and the quality of teaching and learning
- ensuring value for money and effective use of resources
- bringing about coherence and strong links between all areas of the education system including post-16 provision and the wider children’s services agenda.
Robert Hill has now completed his review and has submitted his report to the Minister for Education and Skills.
The report presents a wide range of options for consideration by the Welsh Ministers covering five areas:
- improving classroom teaching and learning
- strengthening school leadership
- increasing school partnership
- improving accountability
- organising school improvement.
This paper invites comment and whether you agree or disagree with the options put forward within the report. However there are a number which already form part of the Welsh Government’s Improving schools plan and will be taken forward over the coming months.