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Written Statement - Welsh Government Summary of Response to the White Paper – School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill 2012

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It is intended that these proposals will form a School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill that will be introduced in 2012.
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Leighton Andrews, Minister for Education and Skills

On 10 October 2011, I issued a White Paper to seek views on proposals for a School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill.  I am today [26 March 2012] issuing a summary of the responses to the White Paper. 

The Draft Bill will include provisions for the following areas:
  • Intervention for schools causing concern;
  • School Improvement Guidance;
  • School organisation; 
  • Welsh in Education Strategic Plans;
  • Annual Parents Meetings;
  • Free school breakfasts;
  • School based counselling;
  • Flexible charging for school meals.
These are important changes and part of the package of reforms I intend to bring forward for education over the course of this Welsh Government term.

I expect to introduce the Draft Bill to the National Assembly for Wales following the Easter recess.