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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 - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
- Minister supports International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
- Porth Eirias set to be major North Wales attraction
- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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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 »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
- Consultation on the Equality Impact Assessments for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes 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
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 »
Academic Achievement by Pupil Characteristics, 2010
This statistical bulletin uses pupil-level data that links data on attainment and examination information at Key Stages 1 to 4 to pupil characteristics from the Pupil-Level Annual School Census (PLASC) and Pupils’ Attendance Record. This enables us to analyse the attainment of pupils by gender, ethnicity, different Special Educational Need (SEN) requirements, absenteeism and month of birth.
The key points from the latest release are:
- Girls continued to perform better than boys at each Key Stage, with the widest gap in 2010 at Key Stage 3 (KS3), and the narrowest gap at Key Stage 4 (KS4);
- the gender gap was smaller in Mathematics and Science than in English and Welsh First Language in Key Stages 1 to 3 in 2010.
- When comparing the main ethnic groups, a higher percentage of pupils from a Chinese or Chinese British ethnic background achieved the Core Subject Indicator (CSI) than any other ethnic group at all Key Stages apart from Key Stage 1 (KS1) (where pupils from a Mixed background had the highest percentage achieving the CSI);
- the Black ethnic group had the lowest percentage of pupils achieving the CSI at each Key Stage apart from KS1 (where pupils from an Other ethnic background had the lowest percentages achieving the CSI).
Special Educational Needs
- The percentage of pupils with special educational needs achieving the CSI ranged from nearly 49 per cent at KS1 to 12.5 per cent at Key Stage 4 in 2010.
- As the overall absence rate increased the percentage of pupils achieving the CSI decreased at each Key Stage in 2010.
Month of Birth
- Those born earlier in the academic year had higher percentages achieving the CSI than those born later in the academic year at each Key Stage.
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