School Inspection Reports

ESTYN is the education and training inspectorate for Wales.

Their vision is to improve the quality of education and training and outcomes for all learners in Wales.

Their mission is to support education and training providers to develop a self-improving and learning culture through advice, inspection and capacity building.

Following our Estyn inspection in September 2022, both the summary and full reports have now been published and are available to view using the links below.

The Estyn inspection reports are also available on the Estyn website.

Forden CIW School Estyn Inspection Report – Summary report for Parents/Carers Nov 2022

Forden CIW School Estyn Inspection Report Nov 2022

As a Church in Wales Voluntary Controlled School, we are also inspected by representatives of the diocese. The Church in Wales (section 50) report is from their inspection in November 2013.

Forden_Section_50_Inspection Nov 2013

Useful Links for Parents


Education is changing – information for parents/carers

Curriculum for Wales – guide for parents

RSE Code – leaflet for parents

Support for Parents:

You can find advice and guidance on supporting your child through the following:

Parenting – Give it Time – Practical tips and expert advice for all your parenting challenges

Children & Anxiety – Top Tips leaflet

Powys Family Information Service – July 21 newsletter

Well-being services – Powys – a comprehensive list of emotional health & well-being services available in Powys including contact details.

Good days in Unusual Times – a social story to share with your child to help discuss the current pandemic (from the Anna Freud website)

Bereavement resources (prepared by Powys Educational psychology Service)

Reading with your child – useful hints and tips on reading with your child.

Welsh Government – Education and Skills. Information on Additional Learning Needs, Curriculum & Assessment, pupil well-being, behaviour and attendance.

BBC Advice for parents – from homework help to Special Educational Needs, find out how to help your child at school. (Includes support for teaching at home during school closures)

Parent’s guide to depression – If you are concerned about your child

Recognising Type 1 diabetes in your child – Know the signs

Powys Catering:

Change4life – gives you ideas and recipes to help you and your family be healthier and happier.

Eat Well, Spend Less Leaflet

Healthy Lunchbox Leaflet

Free School Meal Vouchers – Leaflet

E-SAFETY: The following sites offer advice and suggestions for keeping children safe online.

Brave parenting guides:


Messenger Kids

Tik Tok



Literacy and Numeracy Framework

The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework sets the skills we expect learners to develop within Literacy and Numeracy. These skills are practised throughout the curriculum.

The links below detail the expectation statements for each year group within each strand.




Numeracy across the curriculum