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Secondary school Banding data for 2013 has today been published by the Welsh Government.
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
The Delivery Unit of the Welsh Government, Department for Education and Skills, has completed a priority review about the variability across schools in provisional GCSE outcomes from summer 2013.
The findings of the external task and finish group following their review of the local curriculum offer at Key Stage 4 (KS4).
A Panel was tasked with providing an informed and unbiased opinion on what form of HE provision would best service the economic, social and learner needs of the region.
This review identifies lessons learnt from Band 1 schools that have maintained high levels of performance, and Band 4 and 5 schools that have improved, to inform the improvement journey for other schools.
We will use the findings and recommendations of this priority review to disseminate good practice and promote high quality and consistently effective tracking systems throughout Wales.
In February 2013 the Welsh Government funded a series of geographical-based workshops throughout Wales in order to support teachers’ understanding of the syllabus changes to GCSE English and Mathematics in relation to current Year 11 learners (the Phase 1 Project).
In order to build upon existing schools’ knowledge and best practice, the Welsh Government funded a series of workshops throughout Wales for heads of English and mathematics departments in all secondary schools in Wales.
The Welsh Government is undertaking a review of the post-16 planning and funding in Wales.
The Post-16 Planning and Funding Review formally commenced in November 2011.
This report sets out the findings of a review into the performance of candidates in Wales in GCSE English Language.
Professor Iram Siraj-Blatchford reviewed the CDAP over the period December 2011/January 2012 and reported her views to the Minister for Education and Skills.
We have responded to a consultation on proposals for a single admissions process for postgraduate initial teacher training which has implications for Wales.
This report sets out the findings and recommendations of the task and finish group convened to examine a range of issues which influence the educational performance and well being of young people in Wales.
Stakeholder responses to possible provisions within an Education (Wales) Measure.
In November 2009 132 schools took part in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in Wales; the results are published today, Tuesday 7 December 2010. This is the second time that Wales has participated in this internationally respected survey of educational achievement.
This report sets out the findings and recommendations of the task and finish group convened to consider and make recommendations regarding post – 16 provision for learners with additional learning needs.
'The Impact of the International Dimension in Education on School Effectiveness and Learner Attainment' highlights the results of recent work looking at the impact of an international dimension on schools, and how that relates to a Welsh educational context. All schools noted improvements i ...
This research report was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government in July 2009. The aim of the report was to review the development, operation and sustainability of skills academy networks across the UK and other relevant countries.
The R&D Review Panel, drawing in expertise from Higher Education, Business and Research Funders, was convened to address how Wales can perform better relative to the rest of the UK in attracting external research funding than it currently.
This report details the findings of a qualitative review carried out jointly by Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) and Ofqual of standards in the GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science examinations that were held in the summer 2009.
The purpose of these reports is to explore children’s attitudes to play.
The qualifications regulators have published a report on how the regulators and awarding organisations deal with the delivery of new and revised qualifications and with any disruption to exams.
The new Vetting and Barring Scheme aims to protect children and vulnerable adults by ensuring that people who are judged to present a risk of harm are not allowed to work with them. Generic guidance on the Vetting and Barring Scheme has been prepared for employers, applicants and other users of the ...
This report sets out the conclusions and recommendations of the independent task and finish group that considered the future funding of Coleg Harlech Workers' Educational Association North Wales’ residential provision. This work was commissioned by the then Children, Education, Lifelong Learnin ...
These reports provides details on the performance of the WJEC, as the only awarding body for General Qualifications (GCSEs, A levels and Principal Learning) that is based in Wales.
This Statistical Bulletin is published on behalf of the qualifications regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It presents data on the access arrangements approved for GCSE and GCE examinations during the June 2009 examinations series.
This Statistical Bulletin is published on behalf of the qualifications regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It presents data on malpractice in GCSE and GCE examinations during the June 2009 examination series.
This report sets out the recommendations of the Task and Finish Group, chaired by Professor David Egan, University of Wales Institute Cardiff. The group was tasked with considering the educational experience of 8 to 14 year olds, including their transition from primary to secondary education.
The aim of the report is to list all documents sent by the Welsh Minister to headteachers in Wales for the previous academic year (2008-09). The aim is to draw all guidance into one report that will act as a quick reference point for you, your colleagues and governing bodies.
This report was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government solely in connection with the financial appraisal of the proposed Healthy Eating in Schools (Wales) Measure 2008 as introduced by Jenny Randerson AM on 14th March 2008.
In July 2008 the CELLS Minister invited Professor Robin Williams to establish a Planning Board and to produce an independent report on a model for a Coleg Ffederal by June 2009.
An evaluation of Techniquest by GHK Consulting Ltd., commissioned by the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning & Skills.
The following reports were commissioned by the Welsh Assembly government to provide extra evidence for the National Behaviour and Attendance review.
The working group was set up in 2006 by the then Minister for DCELLS to prepare a strategy for using ICT to transform teaching, learning and organisational effectiveness in schools.
This second report focuses on the key issues discussed by the MAG, and includes as appendices the individual panel reports that cover the issues discussed during that period.
This report summarises the progress made between January and December 2007 on joint work undertaken by the regulators of external qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, government departments, awarding bodies, the Disability Rights Commission (now part of the Equality and Human Righ ...
In October 2006 we commissioned consultancy firm London Economics Wales, to undertake a review of the statistical planning issues underlying Welsh medium ITT course provision in Wales.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a survey of the educational achievement of 15–year–olds organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Wales participated fully in the survey for the first time in PISA 2006. Download: PISA 200 ...
Rights in Action: implementing children and young people’s rights in Wales outlines the contribution the Welsh Assembly Government has made, in partnership with other statutory agencies and with the voluntary sector, to furthering children’s and young people’s rights as set out in the UN Convention ...
In Autumn 2005 we commissioned an internal consultant to undertake a review to assess the effectiveness of current Welsh Assembly Government support for union learning; consider options for the best overall way forward against the background of relevant Welsh Assembly Government strategies for lear ...
This is the final report of the external evaluation of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ) Pilot, which has been undertaken by the Centre for Developing and Evaluating Lifelong Learning (CDELL), at the University of Nottingham. The aim of the evaluation was to: evaluate the design, deliver ...
The Welsh Assembly Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to carry out this study at the same time as the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) commissioned a study of childcare use in England.
This is the first Annual Report of the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales (SENTW). The report provides information about the Tribunal’s first full year of operation, from September 2003 to the end of August 2004. Download: Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales – Annual repor ...
The quality of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision is a key contributor to the standard of teaching and learning in Wales. The primary purpose of ITT is to provide a supply of high quality Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in sufficient numbers to meet the needs of every school in Wales – whatev ...
Independent consultants York Consulting Ltd, have undertaken a first stage national evaluation of the implementation of Children and Young People's Frameworks, Early Entitlement and Cymorth.
The Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning asked the Deputy Minister to consider how the 14–19 Learning Pathways agenda could best be taken forward. This report makes recommendations for further action. Download: 14–19 Learning Pathways – Report by Christine Chapman AM ( ...
This annual report covers the second year of Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales`s existence and details their activities from September 2004 to the end of August 2005. Download: Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales – Annual Report 2004–2005 (pdf = 213.1KB)
Inspection of Careers Wales Cardiff and Vale January/February 2005 Download: Inspection of Careers Wales Cardiff and Vale (pdf = 164KB)
The Learning Workers Project (LWP) has been a pilot initiative funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and ELWa. The programme was implemented in September 2002 and ran until March 2005. During that time LWP funding provided free learning, up to a level 3 qualification, for almost 1,800 workers emp ...
Review by Elizabeth Derrington of a complaint by EGIS regarding Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales (Estyn): Final Report to the Welsh Assembly Government
A report to establish indicative baseline measurements for the future evaluation of the impact and effectiveness of the Welsh Asssembly Government`s Extending Entitlement Strategy. (revised copy) Download: Extending Entitlement: Making it Real (pdf = 441KB)
The Welsh Assembly Government asked Estyn to provide an overview of Careers Wales work with adult clients based on an overview of work carried out in 2003 and 2004. Download: The Quality and Standards of Guidance for Adult clients in Careers Wales (pdf = 117KB)
This report comments on the induction arrangemnts and CPD training and development programmes for key groups of staff within companies. Download: Survey of Continuous Professional Development in Careers Wales (pdf = 220.4KB)
The Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning, Jane Davidson, today (Monday 31 January) welcomed the publication of the Annual Report for 2003-04 of the Chief Inspector of Education and Training.
This report sets out the summary and conclusions from the evaluation of the National Basic Skills Strategy for Wales. The goals of the Basic Skills Strategy are that: all young children are prepared for learning when they begin school; to reduce the number of children leaving primary struggling wi ...
This document provides details on current action to utilise e-learning technology in education and training in Wales, and understand more clearly how it might contribute to enhancing learning performance and articipation. It includes the text of a keynote address by the Minister for Education and L ...
The report centres around a seminar on Adult Education, held in Brussels on 1 March 2004 It summarises presentations made at the seminar and the outcomes of workshops.
This document evaluates the effectiveness of proposals contained within "Extending Entitlement – Supporting Young People in Wales". Download: Extending Entitlement – Creating Visions of Effective Practice for Young People in Wales [.pdf 791KB]
This report provides interim information from the evaluation of the Learning Workers project (LWP) at Llanelli. It is being published in order to inform discussion of issues related to work–based learning, for example in the context of the Assembly’s draft Skills and Employment Action Plan 20 ...
In 2001, no national data was available on the distribution and achievements of ethnic minority pupils in schools in Wales.
The Skills and Employment Action Plan, launched in February 2002, provides a strategic framework for policies and programmes aimed at increasing the demand for skilled employment in Wales. Considerable progress has been made. Download: Skills and Employment Action Plan for Wales: Progress Report J ...
This is an inspection report, produced by Estyn under Section 35 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 at the request of the National Assembly for Wales, into the work of Careers Wales West. Download: Skills and Employment Action Plan for Wales: Progress Report July 2003 [.pdf 410KB]
The Group was co-ordinated by the Welsh Assembly Government’s Pupil Support Division and was made up of representatives of the wide-ranging organisations involved in tackling truancy and its effects.
One of the aspirations shared by the National Assembly and local authorities in Wales is to offer our children true equality of opportunity in their education. We do not achieve that at present. Though standards of attainment have risen in all schools over the last 10 years, the gap between the bes ...
The report concludes that although there were some excellent examples of good practice across the whole range of summer schemes, some aspects of provision can be improved with more time for preparation and organisation. Potential community partners, too, need time in which to meet the needs of pupi ...
This paper outlines the main features of the Ministerial delegation to Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick between 16 and 21 September 2001.
I was recently invited to deliver a lecture 25 years on from the date when Mr James Callaghan launched the "Great Debate on Education" in Ruskin College. As fortuitously it was also my first anniversary as Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning in Wales, I used the opportunity of my speech ‘L ...
The Life–Long Learning Committee sees as a fundamental issue the need to establish a culture of using information and communications technologies in schools to raise educational standards. The Committee began its policy review of Information and Communication Technology in Education by focusi ...
Alan Lansdown invited Charles Coombs to give details of the Assembly’s progress on promoting sustainable development. Download: Note of Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Education for Sustainable Development on 31 May 2001 [.pdf 20KB] Download: Meeting of the Advisory Panel on Education for Susta ...
Following the publication of the Future Skills Wales study early last year, a Wales Skills Task Force was set up to take a cross cutting view of the strategic implications of the study and to make recommendations to the Assembly on a strategy for skills. The Future Skills Wales study provided infor ...
The information on secondary schools’ performance contains background information and examination details for all secondary schools in Wales. The information has been published annually by the National Assembly for Wales, (and previously the Welsh Office) and has in one form or another been availab ...
The Welsh economy and Welsh society face huge challenges and have huge opportunities; tackling them depends on a well–educated and highly skilled population, committed to lifelong learning. To play the leading role in tackling these challenges, the National Assembly for Wales is bringing into ...
The National Assembly for Wales (NAfW) is committed to improving the health of the people of Wales and attaches great importance to physical education and school sport. The Physical Education and School Sport Task Force was set up in May 2000 to advise the NAfW on how to strengthen the position o ...
In Autumn, 1997, the Welsh Office commissioned the NFER to assess the impact of the new arrangements across Wales, with in–depth evaluations in the two areas that had been the subject of the baseline study. Many changes have occurred in Welsh education and training services since the baseline ...
This study was jointly funded by the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE), Department of Health (DH) and the National Assembly for Wales (NAfW), and stemmed from the remit of the two parallel Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Working Groups in England and Wales. The main aims were to prov ...