Wales education set for review
6:10pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in Gwent news
A REVIEW looking at the future of education in Wales has been commissioned.
Education minister Leighton Andrews has appointed Robert Hill to undertake a study of the effectiveness of the current system.
It will consider what should be done at school, authority, regional and national level, and the options for delivery, with a focus on improving school performance, raising standards and improving learner outcomes.
It will also assess how better to support and challenge schools to improve standards, develop and strengthen the leadership of schools, and improve the quality of teaching and learning and ensuring value for money and effective use of resources Mr Hill has wide experience of public services and education policy and practice.
His work includes periods as a policy advisor to Tony Blair when he was prime minister, and other Cabinet ministers.
An update on the scope of the review will be given on January 22.