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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 »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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- Business and economy
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- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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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.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.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
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
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 »
Performance management for headteachers, teachers and unattached teachers
This was done to strengthen performance management arrangements for headteachers, teachers and unattached teachers.
The revised arrangements described here will apply to all teachers, headteachers and unattached teachers, and provide the opportunity to;
- discuss and formally record their achievements against objectives with their appraiser
- assess their practice against the overall context of the relevant professional standards, informed by observation of their practice and supported by relevant data and evidence of their impact on learner outcomes
- understand how their objectives and professional development contribute to the wider school development priorities
- set objectives for the following year and to discuss the development and support required to further support their effective practice in the following year.
The performance management guidance materials listed below are intended to help schools to improve by supporting practitioners as individuals and leaders of school teams to develop their professional skills. They set a framework for teachers and leaders to agree and review priorities and objectives in the context of the school’s improvement planning. They also allow them to focus their attention on supporting practitioners to achieve high standards of teaching and leadership to benefit learners, practitioners and schools.
New regulations came into force on 1st January 2012 with all schools being required to move to the revised performance management arrangements by 31st December 2012.
The revised regulations can be found at the official home of UK legislation.
Related information is available on the Learning Wales website.