Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
Royal Assent for Wales Bill delivers new financial powers says First Minister
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has today welcomed the Wales Bill receiving Royal Assent.
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Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
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This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
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Raising standards of literacy and numeracy
Our National Literacy and National Numeracy Programmes outline the actions that we are taking to improve standards of literacy and numeracy over a five year period.
The introduction of the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) and the National Reading and Numeracy Tests are important parts of both programmes. Both the National Literacy Programme (external link) and National Numeracy Programme (external link) can found on Learning Wales.
The National Literacy and Numeracy Framework
The LNF has been statutory in Wales since September 2013 and sets out clear expectations for literacy and numeracy for learners aged 5 to 15. It places an expectation on schools to ensure literacy and numeracy skills are embedded throughout the curriculum.
More information on the LNF, including the interactive framework, resources and classroom materials are available on Learning Wales (external link).
The National Support Programme
The National Support Programme (NSP) helps support schools in the implementation of the LNF by ensuring they receive the necessary support and training. The support is tailored to each individual school and is provided by a specialist. The NSP is available for download on Learning Wales (external link).
The National Reading and Numeracy Tests
All learners in years 2-9 must sit the National Reading and Numeracy Tests. The tests help identify how best to challenge and support learners in developing literacy and numeracy skills. Each pupil receives and individual report at the end of the summer term.
Further information on the tests can be found on Learning Wales (external link).