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The EWC has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2021.

The report highlights our achievements and operational performance throughout the financial year.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we maintained high levels of service throughout the year.

In his report, EWC Chief Executive, Hayden Llewellyn said:

“This annual report offers an opportunity to reflect on the work of the Council [...] during a year which has seen unprecedented challenges for all involved in education in Wales.

Inevitably, we have all seen our plans change this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, thanks to the professionalism, hard work and dedication of our team, we delivered all of our strategic objectives with minimal disruption.

As we move forward into 2021-22, many of us will be eager for a return to ‘normal’. However, it will be vital for us all to take some time to reflect on what lessons might be learned from the pandemic, and how these may influence education policy for the better.”

Key highlights of our work during the financial year include:

  • our performance in relation to our registration and fitness to practise processes and procedures
  • our ongoing provision of insight and advice to influence policy across the education sector in Wales
  • our continued support for the professional learning and development of our registrants
  • our role in developing a high quality workforce through ITE accreditation and the Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales
  • our work with partners to conduct the biggest survey of the education workforce in Wales

This year, the report has once again received an unqualified audit opinion from the Auditor General for Wales. This means our report presents a true and fair view of our financial position and our income and expenditure for the year.

This year in numbers

During the 2020-21 financial year we:

  • processed 10,724 new applications for registration
  • delivered over 250 virtual support sessions and presentations
  • reached 30,750 users of the PLP
  • were involved in over 25 national steering groups and responded to 26 consultations and calls for evidence
  • awarded the Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales to 9 youth work organisations.

Read our Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21  or see a summary of our achievements  throughout the year.

Also published today

Annual equality report 2020-21
Welsh Language Standards monitoring report 2020-21