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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 »
The RE framework has been developed alongside the review of the national curriculum. It offers SACREs (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) and LEAs (Local Education Authorities) an opportunity to customise their locally determined agreed syllabuses. This improves standards of religious education nationally by providing a coherent curriculum and assessment framework for Wales.
The document ‘National exemplar framework for religious education for 3 to 19-year-olds in Wales’ contains:
- exemplar programmes of study for each key stage, together with level descriptions.
The documents ‘Religious education: Guidance for Key Stage 2 and 3’ and ‘Exemplifying learner profiles at Key Stages 2 and 3 in religious education: Additional guidance’:
- support the implementation of the exemplar framework by providing key messages for planning learning and teaching
- highlight expectations and progression in religious education
- include profiles of learners’ work to exemplify the use of the level descriptions in coming to overall judgements at the end of the key stage
Some schools may find the high resolution files included on the CD-ROM that accompanied the pack slow to load on certain PCs. If this is the case, they can be downloaded using the links below. These files are much smaller in size and easier to download.
The document ‘Religious education: Guidance for 14 to 19-year-olds’:
- supports the implementation of the exemplar framework
- provides guidance on the relevance and benefit of skills and knowledge that young people aged 14 to 19 might acquire through religious education
- provides case studies of the possible delivery models.
The guidance should not be viewed or delivered in isolation. It should be planned in relation to Learning Pathways 14-19 and the wider curriculum offered at this phase of education.