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 »
Survey on Welsh language use welcomed
First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Welsh Language Commissioner Meri Huws have welcomed the publication of an in-depth survey of how people are using the Welsh language.
- ‘Choose Pharmacy’ pilot ‘shows potential’ in improving access to local health services, report finds
- New Children’s Commissioner for Wales announced
- Survey on Welsh language use welcomed
- Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after in Wales
- Review of requirements for the trading of captive bred birds
- Amendments to the Government Guidance notes on the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009
- Revised Child Poverty Strategy for Wales
- Sharing the location of TB infected farms
- Planning and related decisions of the Welsh Ministers
Featured consultation »Aligning the apprenticeship model to the needs of the Welsh economy
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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.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
- European Social Fund Local Service Board development and priority delivery project
- Evaluation of the Choose Pharmacy common ailments service
- Housing demolitions and hazards
- Regional economic and labour market profiles
- Welsh Government People Survey
- Welsh language use survey
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
National School Categorisation System
The new system replaces secondary school banding and includes the Programme for Government commitment to introduce a primary school banding system. It will help make sure schools receive the help and support that they need to secure the very best outcomes for their pupils.
This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the quality of leadership and teaching and learning in our schools. The system evaluates and assesses schools and places them in a support category by using:
- a range of performance measures
- a self-evaluation by the school on its capacity to improve in relation to leadership and teaching and learning
- an assessment of the school’s self-evaluation by challenge advisers in the regional consortia, agreed with the local authority.
The colour-coded support category for each primary, middle and secondary school is now available along with the benchmark boundaries used in the calculation of the standards groups
As part of the agreed National Model for Regional Working, ourselves, local government, regional consortia and the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) have worked together to ensure a national approach to the categorisation of schools.
If you have any queries on categorisation please contact IMS@wales.gsi.gov.uk .