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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Written - Outcome of the Review of Continuing Professional Development, Performance Management and Professional Standards
I am making this statement to provide an overview of the direction of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Performance Management (PM) and Professional Standards for educational practitioners (outside higher education) in
High performing education systems have effective teaching, efficient support and strong leadership at their centre. Here in
I want all our children and young people to have access to high-calibre practitioners to ensure that the learning they experience and the outcomes they achieve are the best they can be. I want to maintain the quality that we know is out there but, at the same time, aim for greater equity so that all learners receive the high standard of provision they need.
To this end, I instructed my officials at the end of last year to carry out a review of,
- the standards we have in place and whether they sufficiently define what we expect practitioners to know and to be able to do at a given point in their career;
- the performance management system and how well it identifies and addresses any gaps in practitioners’ knowledge and skills; and,
- the professional development available to practitioners and whether it is of sufficient quantity and quality to address gaps in knowledge and skills.
My officials will work with all involved in the initial review to examine and, where necessary, develop new descriptions of standards to ensure that all staff have a clear understanding of the knowledge and skills they need at each stage of their career and the knowledge and skills they will need to hone or acquire to improve or progress.
The team will work with stakeholders to develop a clear model for all educational practitioners. The main focus will be on improving classroom practice and developing leadership skills.
I will make further announcements on the detail of the new processes in the coming months.