Wales has a strong tradition of working together in education. We want to build on this tradition as we put the SEF into practice.
Tri-level reform means schools, local authorities and the Welsh Assembly Government working together to bring about the changes needed to secure the best outcomes for all of our school aged children and young people. The diagram below helps to show what we mean by this.
When we work together then we are able to use the knowledge and the experience of teaching practitioners, school leaders and those involved in school improvement in the local authority to drive change. All of our efforts must be lined up with the aims of the SEF to ensure that our resources and our policies provide the greatest benefit for our learners.
Each part of the education community in Wales has a vitally important part to play. It’s important that, while we know that we need to work together, we also recognise that some things are best left to schools, to local authorities and to national government.
The document Developing a National System For Education In Wales by Embedding the School Effectiveness Framework shows how we intend to use the principles of tri-level reform to make the SEF a reality in Wales.