Posts in Category: Lifelong Learning

Clear timescale needed for schools’ return 

Local government is urging Welsh Government for a clear roadmap to bring more pupils back to school when it is safe to do so. Welsh Government has already announced the beginning of a phased return to schools from the week commencing Monday 22... read more
 
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

School return approach for January 

Following extensive discussions a common approach has been agreed by the Welsh Government and the Welsh Local Government Association for the return to school in January. With transmission levels continuing to increase across Wales, and... read more
 
Thursday, 17 December 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday as part of ‘national effort to reduce coronavirus transmission’ 

Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday, December 14 as part of a ‘national effort to reduce transmission of coronavirus’ Education Minister Kirsty Williams confirmed today. The Minister made it clear... read more
 
Thursday, 10 December 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Focus on the Needs of Learners and Trust Teachers 

Welsh local government believes that the use of teacher assessments – Centre Assessed Grades – is the only fair way of determining A level, AS level and GCSE grades this year and is calling on the Education Minister to implement this policy change... read more
 
Monday, 17 August 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Schools to reopen from September 

The Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has today confirmed that all pupils will be able to return to school in September. The Welsh Technical Advisory Group, which provides scientific and technical advice to Government during emergencies, this... read more
 
Thursday, 09 July 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Supporting young people through the crisis 

Councils in Wales have praised youth workers for their valuable role in supporting young people during the ongoing crisis. In marking this year’s Youth Work Week, local government has recognised how youth workers across the nation have quickly... read more
 
Monday, 29 June 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Cautious and innovative plan for pupils to “Check in, Catch up – Prepare for Summer and September” from 29th June welcomed by councils 

Responding to the announcement by the Education Minister today, Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: “This way forward will give an opportunity for all children to have face to face interaction within limited... read more
 
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Notable improvement in education in Wales 

WLGA has today welcomed the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings, which show a marked improvement in all areas of the Welsh education system. Co-ordinated and led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and... read more
 
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Views sought on sensory and communication service in South East Wales 

Parents in South East Wales are being invited to attend any one of a number of meetings being held to seek views on the provision of sensory and communication services in the region, as part of an independent review. Known as SENCOM, the service... read more
 
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

WLGA welcomes £12.8m additional funding for teachers’ pay award 

WLGA has today welcomed Welsh Government’s commitment of an additional £12.8m to help meet the cost of increases to teachers’ pay. This is the first year that Welsh Government has been able to set teachers’ pay and conditions following the... read more
 
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources Lifelong Learning News
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