The Education Workforce Council (EWC) has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2022.
The document, which has been laid before the Senedd, details the work undertaken by the EWC throughout the financial year 2021-22 and outlines its key achievements.
Despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EWC continued to operate to a high standard, fulfilling its role as an independent regulator safeguarding learners in the interests of parents/guardians, and the general public.
Highlights within this year’s report includes:
- the highest number of applications for registration in our history and in turn an increase in our registration numbers, in particular in learning support staff
- leading the National Education Workforce Survey in Wales, achieving over 10,000 responses
- the launch of Educators Wales, a new national platform to encourage recruitment into education within Wales
- received the highest audit opinion of substantial assurance with no recommendations for all five internal audit reviews completed in 2021-22
The Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22 are complimented by two further reports published today, the Annual Equality Report 2021-22, and the Welsh Language Standards Monitoring Report 2021-22.
2021-22 in numbers
- 82,159 education practitioners registered
- 14,964 new applications for registration processed
- 1,407 Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) certificates issues
- 4,000 Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and their mentors supported as part of the statutory induction programme
- 128,000 online checks made by employers and public
- 269 fitness to practise and suitability cases concluded
- 14,000+ downloads of the Code of Professional Conduct and Practice
- 450+ presentations and support sessions delivered to students, registrants, employers and stakeholders
- 35,000 registered users of the Professional Learning Passport (PLP)