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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 »
NAFWC20/06 - Better Schools Fund 2007-2008
It describes the Activity and Priority Areas which are eligible for grant support within the programme, the management arrangements for the programme and the information which LEAs should provide. It also gives details of grant allocations for each LEA and the arrangements for the claiming and payment of grant.
The Circular also asks LEAs to submit formal spending plans for Assembly approval and provides details on each Activity and Priority Area to inform the preparation, monitoring and delivery of those plans.
The Welsh Assembly Government believes that every school has the capacity to improve and succeed, and s working towards a distinctive Wales school improvement programme which s “evidence-based, locally managed and professionally valid”. The Assembly’s broad agenda for supporting school improvement s set out in “Wales - a Better Country”, “The Learning Country” and “The Learning Country 2”.
Our Pedagogy Initiative will create the expectation that all practitioners will engage in the most effective teaching and learning strategies and we will draw in leading edge practice including that identified through the delivery of our strategic priorities including Foundation Phase, 14-19 Learning Pathways and the RAISE programme. The Better Schools Fund provides additional targeted support to complement these programmes by assisting schools and local authorities in the development of new initiatives and innovation.
Grant provided from the Better Schools Fund is time-limited. The normal expectation s that each Activity/Priority Area will be evaluated with in a period of three years and that, where funding is required on an ongoing basis, it will be transferred into the Local Authority Revenue Settlement in accordance with the Assembly Government’s Grant Protocol with local authorities.
The Better Schools Fund may be used to assist schools and local authorities to deliver act on set out n Single Education plans and to assist schools to respond to Ester inspect on reports provided the use of grant is consistent with the specific aims and objectives described in this Circular. Local authorities should take account of the full range of funding sources n developing the r Better Schools Fund plans.
Grant payments are made under sect on 14 of the Education Act 2002.