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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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- 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 »
On this page are details of the work of UK-wide organisations who do STEM projects in Wales.
You can find out more information and contact details on their websites.
- The Association for Science Education is a community of teachers, technicians, and other professionals supporting science education. The 'Getting Practical – Improving Practical Work in Science' programme offers professional development for teachers of science and their supporting staff.
For more information, please visit the Getting Practical website.
- The British Science Association is a charity that aims to advance public understanding of science and engineering. It runs the CREST Awards (for Key Stage 3 and 4) and Star Investigators (for Key Stage 2), schemes that enable pupils to solve scientific problems through practical investigation. See Science administers the awards in Wales.
- Cogent is the Sector Skills Council for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nuclear, oil and gas, petroleum and polymers businesses. Its website has careers advice and resources. For teachers, students and individuals.
You can find out more at the Cogent website.
- The Engineering Development Trust (EDT) offers a range of programmes, including Headstart, and resources to encourage students interested in mathematics or science to consider technology-based careers. For schools, families, teachers and students.
You can find out more at the Headstart website.
- The F1 Challenge is organised by F1 in Schools Ltd, a not-for-profit company which provides an exciting and challenging educational experience using the appeal of Formula One racing.
You can find out more at the F1 Challenge website.
- Further Mathematics Support encourages students to study maths beyond GCSE by providing tuition in further maths and training teachers to teach further maths and level 3 maths within diplomas. For schools, teachers, students and individuals.
You can find out more at the Further Mathematics Support website.
- The Industrial Trust (part of the Engineering Development Trust) provides of out-of-school and in-company educational experiences for young people in Key Stage 3 and up. For schools, teachers, students and parents.
You can find out more at the Industrial Trust website.
- The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) has more than 150,000 members. It facilitates the exchange of ideas across the globe and promotes a positive image of the role of science, engineering and technology in the world. There are downloadable materials for teachers in the 'resources' section on its website, along with a wide range of careers information. For schools, teachers, students and individuals.
You can find out more at the IET website.
- The Institute of Physics is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics. It has a worldwide membership of over 36,000 and is a leading communicator of physics-related science to all audiences, from specialists through to government and the general public.
- National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) is a ten-day programme of science, engineering and technology events and activities across the UK aimed at people of all ages.
- The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) is an independent body with a mission to make the UK more innovative. It invests in early-stage companies, informs policy, and delivers practical programmes that inspire others to solve the big challenges of the future.
- Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries fund placements for Key Stage 5 science students to take part in projects in universities, industry, or research institutions during the summer holidays.
You can find out more at the Nuffield Foundation website.
- Project Enthuse is a scheme funded by the Wellcome Trust to provide training to science teachers, enabling the UK to produce the next generation of world-class scientists.
- The Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the country’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in the science, art and practice of engineering. It offers programmes for schools, colleges, further and higher education and teachers.
You can find out more at the Royal Academy of Engineering website.
- The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. it offers an array of resources and schemes for teachers, schools, students, and individuals.
You can find out more at the Royal Society of Chemistry 'Learn Chemistry' website.
- Science in the News is a fun website that provides information on scientific news articles of interest, covering a wide range of scientific subjects.
- The WISE campaign collaborates with industry and education to encourage school-age girls to pursue STEM or construction related courses, and to move into related careers.
- The Young Engineers Club aims to provide primary school children with an introduction to the exciting world of engineering and technology in a fun and educational way.