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WAGC 013/2008 - Guidance to Local Authorities – Childcare Act 2006

14/07/14
The Childcare Act 2006 expands and clarifies in legislation the vital role Local Authorities play as strategic leaders in the provision ofchildcare locally.
 

Schools Causing Concern - Guidance for schools and local authorities

20/02/14
This statutory guidance provides information on the legislative requirements.
 

Becoming a Qualified Teacher: Handbook of Guidance - Circular No: 017/2009

09/01/14
This revised version of the 'Becoming a Qualified Teacher – Handbook of Guidance' replaces circular No: 41/2006.
 
Guidance for School Information Management Systems

Guidance for School Information Management Systems

02/12/13
This guidance replaces ‘Guidance for School Information Management Systems’, Welsh Assembly Government Circular No: 024-07 which was issued August 2007.
 

Teaching and teaching qualifications

24/05/13
This information document looks at two related issues.
 
Respecting others: anti-bullying guidance 2011

Respecting others: anti-bullying guidance

02/11/12
'Respecting others' is a series of anti-bullying materials that provide guidance and practical solutions on preventing and responding to incidents of bullying in schools.
 
Complaints procedures for school governing bodies in Wales Guidance

School Governing Body Complaints Procedures: Circular No 011/2012

02/10/12
The Welsh Government has developed amended guidance to help Schools in Wales establish effective complaints procedures.
 

Measuring the capacity of schools in Wales

15/08/12
The capacity of a school is the number of pupils it can accommodate.
 

School Prospectuses: Circular 14/01 (revised November 2011)

03/11/11
This Circular provides guidance to schools and Governing Bodies on the statutory content of School Prospectuses.
 
Guidance for Governing Bodies on School Uniform and Appearance Policies

Guidance for Governing Bodies on School Uniform and Appearance Policies (revised July 2011)

03/08/11
This document provides guidance for governing bodies and headteachers on issues relating to implementing or changing a school uniform and appearance policy.
 

Learner Involvement Strategies: Guidance for lifelong learning and skills providers in Wales

08/06/10
As part of our Quality and Effectiveness Framework, we are introducing new requirements for post-16 learning providers to establish formal learner involvement strategies. Learner involvement will be central to our Quality and Effectiveness Framework (QEF), and to Estyn’s new Common Inspection Frame ...
 
Revised National Standards for Headteachers in Wales

Revised National Standards for Head Teachers in Wales: Circular 14/06

19/03/10
This Guidance Circular outlines the Revised National Standards for Head teachers in Wales issued in April 2006.
 

Reporting Misconduct and Incompetence in the Education Service - Welsh Assembly Government Circular No: 018/2009

24/09/09
This circular provides detailed guidance for employers and agents on the changes that have been made to the arrangements for reporting cases of misconduct in the education service in Wales. This is as a result of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and the Education (Supply of Information) ...
 

School Organisation Proposals: Welsh Assembly Government Circular No: 021/2009

18/09/09
This is the main Welsh Assembly Government policy document relating to the reorganisation of schools in Wales.
 

The learning journey for young people placed by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) in Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs) in Wales

25/08/09
This document covers requirements for the provision of education and training for young people placed in SCHs via the YJB.
 

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Further Education) Teacher Training Incentive Grant in Wales 2009/10 - Guidance Notes

19/08/09
Guidance for use by PGCE (FE) initial teacher training providers offering the one year full time course [i.e. Cardiff University, Glyndwr University and University of Wales, Newport] in administering, assessing eligibility and the methodology for calculating payments made under the scheme in 2009/1 ...
 
Collecting and recording data on pupils' ethnic background

Collecting and recording data on pupils' ethnic background

16/07/09
This guidance for schools and local education authorities (LEAs) provides new advice on the collection and recording of data on pupils’ national identity and ethnic background. It replaces National Assembly for Wales Circular 27/02 ‘Collecting and Recording Data on Pupils’ Ethnic Background’ which ...
 
The Education (Specified Work and Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2004 and (Revised)Professional Standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

The Education (Specified Work and Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2004 and (Revised)Professional Standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

09/10/08
This document contains updated guidance on the implementation of the Education (Specified Work and Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2004 and also sets out (Revised) Professional Standards for HLTAs in Wales.
 

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) Teacher Training Incentive Grant in Wales 2008/09 - Guidance Notes

08/09/08
These guidance notes provide information on teacher training incentive in Wales and outline the funding available, grant eligibility and how payments will be made.
 

WAGC 012/2008 Financial Contingency Fund 2008/09

28/07/08
This document sets out the terms and conditions for the payment by Welsh Ministers to institutions. The grant is specifically earmarked for the purposes of providing assistance for students in particular need.
 

WAGC 005/2008 - Safeguarding Children in Education: The role of local authorities and governing bodies under the Education Act 2002.

30/04/08
This document, provides guidance on Safeguarding Children in Education: The role of local authorities and governing bodies under the Education Act 2002
 

Financial position of the further education sector 2005/06. Circular No: WAGC 020/07

30/07/07
 

WAGC 22/07 - Financial Contingency Funding 2007/08

19/07/07
This document sets out the terms and conditions for the payment by the Welsh Ministers to institutions of grant specifically earmarked for the purposes of providing assistance for students in particular need.
 
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NAFWC 47/2006 - Inclusion and Pupil Support Guidance

01/11/06
This guidance covers the inclusion and support of learners of compulsory school age (although some elements will apply to all learners).
 

Accounts Direction to Further Education Institutions for 2005/06

30/09/06
 

Analysis of the Financial Position of the Further Education Sector 2004/05

30/09/06
This circular informs institutions of financial health performance indicators for the further education sector in Wales
 

Skills and Employment Action Plan for Wales 2005: Circular 51/04

25/05/06
This document is a new Skills and Employment Action Plan. The actions take forward and build upon the work already emanating from the Skills and Employment Action Plan 2002, supporting 4 main strands: Improving Mechanisms of Workforce Development; Supplying New Entrants to the Labour Market with th ...
 

The Graduate Teacher Programme and the Registered Teacher Programme: Circular 06/06

09/05/06
This document provides guidance on employment based routes into teaching that lead to the gaining of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). All employment based routes will be in operation by virtue of the employment based teacher training scheme ('the Scheme') at Annex A which has been made by the Minist ...
 

Guidance on Transport Policy Statements for Learners aged 16-19 2004/05: Circular 30/04

08/05/06
 

Guidance on the Welsh Assembly Government Community Focused Schools Grant

09/12/05
This Circular provides guidance on the criteria for the use of the Welsh Assembly Government Community Focused Schools Grant in 2005/06 and subsequent years.   Download: Guidance on the Welsh Assembly Government Community Focused Schools Grant (pdf 181KB)
 

Institutional Planning - FEF/CL/04/16

09/08/05
INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING
 

Finance Record Guidance - NC/C/05/07FR

05/08/05
GUIDANCE NOTES FOR COMPLETION OF FINANCE RECORD 2005
 

Basic Skills Policy and Screening and Assessment Guidance for Learning Providers (Revised - 20th July 2005) - NC/C/05/03/LPD

08/07/05
This circular disseminates ELWa’s Basic Skills Policy and the actions related to it.
 

Consultation on Subject Area Weights and Learner Cap Extension within the National Planning and Funding System (NPFS) - NC/C/05/04NPFS

10/06/05
The purpose of this consultation is to allow providers reasonable opportunity to feedback on the final refinements of the NPFS model before its live application.
 

Guidance on the employment based teacher training scheme - the Graduate Teacher Programme and the Registered Teacher Programme

02/04/05
This document provides guidance on employment based routes into teaching that lead to the gaining of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
 

Analysis of the Financial Position of the FE sector - 2003/04 - NC/C/05/01FR

18/03/05
This bulletin informs institutions of financial health performance indicators for the further education sector in Wales as shown by the finance record and the audited financial statements for 2003/04.
 

E-mandate (F.E. Estate Management Statistics Project) - FEF/CL/05/01

01/01/05
Re: eMandate (Further Education Estate Management Statistics Project)
 

Council Reclaim 2003/04 - FEF/CL/04/18

07/12/04
COUNCIL RECLAIM 2003/04
 

Guidance accompanying the School Organisation Proposals Regulations 2004

06/12/04
 

Assembly Learning Grant Scheme 2004/05

30/11/04
Guidance for use by local education authorities (LEAs) in administering, assessing eligibility and the methodology for calculating payments made under the Assembly Learning Grant (ALG) scheme in 2004/05. Download: Assembly Learning Grant Scheme 2004/05 [.pdf 505KB]
 

Disability Statements 2004/05 - FEF/CL/04/14

18/11/04
DISABILITY STATEMENTS 2004/05
 

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Capital Funding - FEF/CL/04/13

18/11/04
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT (DDA) CAPITAL FUNDING
 

LLDD Supplementary Funding (SUs) - FEF/CL/04/12

18/11/04
LLDD SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING (SUs)
 

Financial Contingency Funds Allocations 2004/05 - FEF/CL/04/11 -

18/11/04
FINANCIAL CONTINGENCY FUNDS ALLOCATIONS 2004/05
 

Further Education (FE) pay – 2004-05 Allocations - FEF/CL/04/09

18/11/04
FURTHER EDUCATION (FE) PAY – 2004–05 ALLOCATIONS
 

Operational Planning Documents 2004/05 - FEF/CL/04/05

18/11/04
OPERATIONAL PLANNING DOCUMENTS 2004/05 This letter provides guidance on the development of institutional plans for the period 2004/07, and details the requirements for the submission of operational planning documents to the National Council by 23 July 2004. As the letter refers both to academic (1 ...
 

Further Education (FE) Pay - FEF/CL/04/04

18/11/04
FURTHER EDUCATION (FE) PAY The purpose of this letter is to request information to be used to inform the allocation of additional funding for FE pay for 2004–05.
 

FEF/CL/04/01 - Institutional Planning 2004

18/11/04
INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING 2004 This letter provides guidance on the development of institutional plans for the period 2004/07, and details the requirements for the submission of strategic planning documents to the National Council by 14 May 2004. It also sets out the arrangements for the submission o ...
 

Welsh for Adults Review: Consultation Document on the Restructuring of Welsh for Adults 2004 - NC/C/04/12BL

01/11/04
This circular seeks institutions’ and stakeholders’ views on the proposals for the restructuring of Welsh for Adults from 2005. Institutions and stakeholders are asked to respond in writing to these proposals.
 

PGCE (FE) Teacher Training Incentive Grant in Wales 2004/05 Guidance Note

13/10/04
 

Provision for Learners With Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities: supplementary Funding 2004/05 - NC/C/04/11F

15/09/04
This Circular addresses two issues. Firstly, it explains how institutions may apply for supplementary funding to make mainstream provision more accessible for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The attached appendix offers notes for guidance on completing the forms supplied on ...
 

NC/C/04/10FR - Finance Record Data Request 2003/04

06/09/04
This Data Request requests institutions to return finance data for the period 1 August 2003 to 31 July 2004.
 

ELWa FE Funding Allocations 2004/05 - NC/C/04/08F

30/07/04
This Circular presents details of ELWa’s FE funding allocations for 2004/05.
 

NC/C/04/07LPD - Performance Measures for post-16 learning in Wales

23/07/04
This paper sets out proposed performance measures for post–16 learning in Wales, based on the Lifelong Learning Wales Record (LLWR). This will be the first time that there has been a consistent set of measures for learning outcomes which can be applied across further education, work–b ...
 

NC/C/04/05FR - Analysis of the Financial Position of the FE Sector 2002/03

23/07/04
This bulletin informs institutions of financial health performance indicators for the further education sector in Wales as shown by the finance record and the audited financial statements for 2002/03.
 

Basic Skills Screening and Assessment - Guidance to Learning Providers (June 2004) - NC/C/04/06LPD

19/07/04
This circular provides information on: the screening and assessment for basic skills need/s for learners entering ELWa funded provision; and the redefined implementation timetable
 

Learning Pathways 14-19 Guidance

12/07/04
 

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Capital Funding: Implementation Plans - FEF/CL/04/15

01/06/04
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT (DDA) CAPITAL FUNDING: IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
 

2004/05 Funding Agreement and Funding Guidance - FEF/CL/04/10

01/06/04
2004/05 FUNDING AGREEMENT AND FUNDING GUIDANCE
 

Capital Funding - FEF/CL/04/07

01/06/04
CAPITAL FUNDING The purpose of this letter is to inform institutions of their allocation of capital funding for 2004/05 and to set out the associated timeframes and processes.
 

FE Funding Update Circular Letter - FEF/CL/04/03

01/06/04
FUNDING UPDATE This letter provides an update on funding issues, including associated procedures and timeframes. As the letter refers both to academic (1 August to 31 July) and financial (1 April to 31 March) years, the following convention is used: 2004/05 (AY); and 2004–05 (FY).
 

Further Education (fe) Funding 2004/05 - FEF/CL/04/06

26/04/04
FURTHER EDUCATION (FE) FUNDING 2004/05 The purpose of this letter is to inform institutions of their provisional allocation of recurrent funding for the 2004/05 academic year and to request institutions to agree the programme area deployment of their funded weighted student learning units (WSLUs) ...
 

The National Planning Framework: Planning post-16 provision funded - by ELWa - NC/C/04/04NPF

14/04/04
This circular: outlines the principles underpinning ELWa’s approach to planning; explains the role of participants; communicates key milestones up to December 2004; and describes the interface between planning and funding.
 

Planning to Increase Access to Schools for Disabled Pupils: Circular 15/04

05/04/04
 

LLDD Supplementary Funding 2003/04 - FEF/CL/04/02

31/03/04
LLDD SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING 2003/04
 

Preparation of Supplementary Education Strategic Plans 2004: Circular 44/03

27/01/04
 

Freedom of Information Act - Model Publication Scheme for Schools: Circular 09/04

23/01/04
 

Accounts Direction to FE Institutions for 2003/04 - NC/C/04/03FR

09/01/04
The purpose of the Circular is to keep institutions up to date on the Council’s requirements for the format of their audited financial statements, which are due by 31 December 2004.
 

Aiming for Excellence: Consultation on complaints procedures - NC/C/04/02LPD

09/01/04
This circular deals with the handling of complaints by learners and other third parties about learning funded by ELWa.  The circular: sets out ELWa’s expectation that providers will operate effective complaints procedures; describes how it will seek to ensure that providers establish sound procedur ...
 

Aiming for Excellence: Consultation on quality assurance of post-16 provision in schools - NC/C/04/01LPD

09/01/04
This circular sets out ELWa’s proposed strategy for assuring and improving the quality of post–16 learning in schools.
 

Community Focused Schools: Circular 34/03

07/01/04
 

Student Support Arrangements 2003/04 - NC/C/03/13LDF

10/12/03
This Circular provides institutions/sponsored organisations with a summary of the monitoring information for the 2001/02 Access Funds; details of the monitoring information required by the Council to account for the use of the 2002/03 Financial Contingency Funds; and details of the allocation of Fi ...
 

Securing Specialist Provision for Learners With Learning Difficulties And/or Disabilities - NC/C/03/12LDF

08/12/03
This Circular sets out the criteria and procedures for the placement of learners at specialist FE establishments and replaces Further Education Funding Council for Wales Bulletin B98/05. This Circular does not concern post–16 secondary education placements secured by LEAs in specialist reside ...
 

Handbook of Good Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs

28/10/03
The Welsh Assembly Government is committed to the provision of high quality education services and to enabling all children and young people to reach their true potential.
 

Provision For Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities: Supplementary Funding 2003/04 - NC/C/03/11LDF

02/10/03
This Circular addresses two issues. Firstly, it explains how institutions may apply for supplementary funding to make mainstream provision more accessible for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The attached appendix offers notes for guidance on completing the forms supplied on ...
 

Respecting others: anti bullying guidance: circular 23/03

29/09/03
This guidance aims to provide information on tackling bullying in schools.
 

Aiming for Excellence: Quality Framework - NC/C/03/10LPD

12/09/03
 

Schools Requiring Special Measures or Found to have Serious Weaknesses: Circular 28/03

12/09/03
 

Implementation of, and Timetable for, the National Funding System - NC/C/03/08SLD

08/08/03
This circular provides information on: The developments in the implementation of the National Funding System for post–16 learning (except HE) in Wales; and The redefined implementation timetable. No response is necessary, although observations are welcome.
 

PSE and WRE in the Basic Curriculum: Circular 13/03

09/07/03
 

National Council FE Funding Allocations 2003/04 - NC/C/03/04FCF

03/07/03
This Circular presents details of the National Council’s FE funding allocations for 2003/04.
 

Commissioning Welsh Medium and Bilingual Learning and Teaching Resources 2003-04 - NC/C/03/03SLD

11/04/03
This circular provides information on the strategy of the National Council – ELWa for commissioning Welsh medium and bilingual learning and teaching resources in the post– 16 sector including Welsh for Adults provision.
 

Analysis of the Financial Position of the FE Sector 2001/02 - NC/C/03/02FR

04/04/03
This bulletin informs institutions of financial health performance indicators for the further  education sector in Wales as shown by the finance record and the audited financial statements for 2001/02.
 

Criminal Records Bureau: Basic Facts for School Volunteers: Circular 02/03

01/04/03
 

Aiming for Excellence: Performance and Quality Improvement - NC/C/03/01SLD

27/01/03
 

Modern Foreign Languages at Key Stage 2: Invitation to Submit Proposals: Circular 41/02

06/01/03
The Welsh Assembly Government is proposing to support pilot projects of Modern Foreign Language (MFL) learning at key stage 2 from academic year 2003–04 onwards. This initiative forms part of the Assembly Government`s national Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Strategy, Languages Count. This Cir ...
 

Preventing Unsuitable People from Working with Children and Young Persons: Circular 34/02

13/12/02
This Guidance provides advice for employers in the education service on preventing unsuitable people from working with children and young people.
 

Substance Misuse: Children and Young People: Circular 17/02

21/06/02
Tackling Substance Misuse in Wales published by the National Assembly for Wales in April 2000 sets the agenda for action on substance misuse up to 2008.
 

The Learning Country

18/08/01
Education and training are of the first importance for Wales - they liberate talent, extend opportunity,empower communities and help create wealth.
 

Protecting Children from Abuse: The role of the Education Service: Circular 52/95

28/10/95
 

Circular 57/94 The Education of Sick Children

19/12/94