This paper has been updated to summarise the outcome of scrutiny at Stage 1, changes made to the Bill at Stage 2 and the undertakings given by the then Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language ahead of Stage 3 proceedings.
This Research Briefing presents data on the attainment of pupils at Key Stage 4. It particularly focuses on the attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals. The Welsh Government aims to improve the attainment of this group of pupils through its 2014 Rewriting the Future strategy and targeted funding in the form of the Pupil Development Grant since 2014-15.
This blog provides some background information ahead of a statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams is due to make on Teacher Recruitment on Tuesday 24 October. However, the Business Statement of 10 October indicated that the statement would be on Supply Teaching. We have therefore provided some background information on that issue also.
Welsh-medium education is never far from the headlines and the issue will again be debated by Assembly Members on Tuesday 10 October 2017. Alun Davies, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language will be making a statement on the ‘Rapid Review of the Welsh in Education Strategic Plans 2017-2020’ (WESPs).
On Tuesday 3 October 2017, the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language, Alun Davies AM, will look to move a motion to agree the financial resolution for the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Bill. This is the second time that the financial resolution has been on the agenda for Plenary, as it was first scheduled for debate on 6 June 2017.
The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, will make a statement in Plenary tomorrow (26 September 2017) about the Welsh Government’s ‘National Mission’ to improve education in Wales. It is expected this will be accompanied by the publication of the Welsh Government’s new education improvement action plan for 2017-2021.
This briefing provides an overview of the food and drink industry in Wales, including key facts about the economic importance of the sector, and targets for its growth. It details Welsh Government strategy for the industry, outlines recent progress on delivering the strategy, and highlights areas likely to be affected by the UK’s exit from the European Union. It also outlines support available for businesses in the food and drink industry.