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Leadership Unlocked: Owen Evans

Leadership Unlocked: Owen Evans

Date & Time

Thursday 16 May 9:30-11:30am

Leadership Unlocked: Owen Evans

Thursday 16 May

Owen Evans, His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales (Estyn) will be delivering the National Academy for Educational Leadership’s next Leadership Unlocked webinar.  

Owen will be sharing his own leadership journey and personal leadership lessons in this webinar, while also exploring the evidence gathered during ESTYN inspections about effective leadership in educational settings in Wales.

Leadership Unlocked is a series of professional learning webinars, that explore leadership in Wales and internationally. The webinars are designed for those in senior leadership roles from schools, the youth work sector and Post Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) sector and aims to support their thinking and practice.   

This webinar delivers high quality and inspirational professional learning that is engaging, motivational and inclusive. The webinar will include an opportunity to discuss and share ideas in breakout rooms with leaders from across Wales.  

Free, registration essential  

 The speaker:
 Owen Evans

Owen Evans is responsible for the inspection of education and training in Wales, as well as the management, staffing and organisation of Estyn. He provides independent advice to Welsh Ministers which contributes to the development and review of policy in Wales. Owen also plays a key role in working closely with the other inspection, audit and regulation bodies in Wales, to underpin joint planning and working. In addition, as Estyn’s Accounting Officer he ensures that resources are used properly and provide value for money. The Chief Inspector also publishes an Annual Report on the standards and quality of education and training in Wales.

Welsh speaking, Owen was educated at Ysgol Penweddig and Coleg Ceredigion, Aberystwyth before graduating in economics from Swansea University. Owen joined Estyn from his position of Chief Executive of S4C, the Welsh language Broadcaster. Prior to joining S4C, he was Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Government, responsible for Education and Public Services. Between 2008 and 2010 he was director of Business in the Community Wales and for 10 years before that he worked for BT, including as a member of the UK team developing BT’s broadband strategy. He has served as a member of the Welsh Language Board and previously chaired the Cardiff Education Development Board.