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Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education

First published:
13 June 2018
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government


In September, I announced that I had appointed Professor Harvey Weingarten to undertake a Review of Systems for Monitoring and Improving the Effectiveness of Post-compulsory Education in Wales.  With his background, experience and expertise and independence from the Welsh education sector, Professor Weingarten was well-placed to undertake a review of this kind for the Welsh Government.  

Professor Weingarten has now produced his report, which recognises the fragmentation of the current system for performance monitoring, and adds further weight to the case for change.  He has presented a report which recognises our shared national objectives, set within international innovation and best practice on improved system performance.  We will now take the time to give careful consideration to the 10 recommendations in the report, which must be seen in the context of our ongoing development of systems for monitoring and supporting the post-compulsory education system in Wales.  

Professor Weingarten’s review has given us some really valuable input to help support the longer term reform of post-compulsory education and training in Wales, which includes the current technical consultation on the creation of a new Tertiary and Education and Research Commission for Wales.  

The report is available on the Welsh Government website: