Press Releases

“We need to get back to basics”: Council leaders urge communities to follow COVID rules to halt surging infection rates 

Residents, businesses and communities in all parts of Wales are being urged by council leaders to follow the necessary rules and precautions to limit the growing numbers of COVID cases. Local restrictions have been introduced in the... read more
 
Thursday, 10 September 2020 Categories: News

WLGA congratulates GCSE learners in the “most challenging of years” 

The WLGA has today congratulated learners receiving their GCSE results in an extraordinary year. Summer exams were cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus crisis, with qualification awards being based on teacher assessments. ... read more
 
Thursday, 20 August 2020 Categories: News

WLGA Statement- examination results 

The WLGA welcomes the Minister's announcement confirming that examination results this year will be awarded on the basis of teacher assessments. We thank the Minister for listening to our and others’ calls and, above all, the voice of learners. ... read more
 
Monday, 17 August 2020 Categories: News

Councils welcome Welsh Government support package on Covid-19 financial pressures 

The WLGA has welcomed the additional £260m support package announced by the Welsh Government today, for additional local government funding to meet the additional costs and pressures of the COVID 19 response. The WLGA, working with... read more
 
Monday, 17 August 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources 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

WLGA congratulates learners but urges Minister to act swiftly on individual A’ level concerns and discrepancies  

The WLGA has congratulated A level students in Wales on their remarkable achievements in unprecedented and challenging circumstances. The Association welcomed the Minister for Education’s confirmation that Welsh learners’ grades will be no... read more
 
Thursday, 13 August 2020 Categories: News

​Council leaders call for urgent “safety net” of replacement EU funds and standards in rural communities 

Leaders of Wales’ rural council areas have called on the UK government to urgently set out coherent plans for trade, funding and replacement legislation to come into force when the current transition period ends. Existing arrangements will need... read more
 

BLOG: Rethinking local recovery in Wales 

by Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of WLGA
Our lives have changed dramatically over the course of the crisis. Our daily experiences have been altered in ways unimaginable only a few months ago by restrictions and measures necessary to control the spread of the virus. But lockdown has not... read more
 

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

Coronavirus Senedd social care report welcomed by local government 

Responding to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s report on the coronavirus health and social care response so far, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said: “The coronavirus has hit our social... read more
 
Thursday, 09 July 2020 Categories: News Social Services
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