Our Goal

National education standards delivered at a local level

Local government is delivering for learners in Wales by setting the highest possible standards for the education system that supports them.

Aimed at raising standards, improving outcomes and breaking the link between poverty and attainment, our approach is based on a positive partnership between councils and the Welsh Government.

Progress is being made. Performance at GCSE and A level are at a record high, improvement is gaining momentum and overall educational standards are on an upwards trajectory.

From 21st Century Schools and new ways of regional working, to supporting the delivery of youth services, our councils continue to operate at the forefront of educational improvement in Wales.

We believe our councils must now be empowered to deliver Wales’ ambitions for constant improvement by setting budgets and priorities at a local level.

Pre-16 education must remain within local government, receive the funding it deserves and be shaped by councils who are directly accountable to their local communities.

In partnership with a wide range of organisations like the Association of the Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW), we aim to influence national education policy and continue to improve outcomes for learners in Wales.

For more information contact: Sharon Davies


Press Release

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...
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...

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

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