The School Effectiveness Framework – why it’s important for you
The Welsh Assembly Government wants all schools in Wales to be safe and happy places, where children and young people can do their best and learn lots of things in different ways.
We think this happens best where government, local councils and schools are working together.
The pizza below shows how your school can be a really good school. This is called the School Effectiveness Framework.
Click on any part of it to find out how you can play your part!
NEW Training materials on pupil participation now available!
New training materials for staff, governors and pupils to help them develop pupil voice in schools in effective and fun ways are now available.
Why not take a look? Let us know how you have used the materials, and how they have helped to change things in your school!
To access the materials go to:
A set of National Children
and Young People’s Participation Standards has been developed in Wales to help organisations follow good practice when involving children and young
people in decision-making. A National Standards Self-assessment pack has also been developed and piloted
in schools in Wales.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
The 'Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure' 2011, received unanimous cross party support when it was passed at the National Assembly for Wales on the 18 of January 2011. It was given Royal Approval on 16 March 2011 and came into force on 16 May 2011.
The Measure strengthens and builds on the rights based approach of the Welsh Government to making policy for children and young people in Wales.
It places a duty on Welsh Ministers to have due regard to the rights and obligations within the UNCRC and its optional protocols. The duties within the Measure will be implemented in two stages, the first in May 2012 and the second in May 2014. Further information on the Measure can be accessed via; http://www.legislation.gov.uk/mwa/2011/2/contents