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Welsh Education Minister sets out ‘thinking’ on return to schools and colleges

The Welsh Government has today (15 May) published a document setting out how it is considering the next phase for schools and colleges, in response to COVID-19.

New guidance will help Wales stay safe and stay learning while dealing coronavirus impact

Education Minister @Kirsty_Williams has today (Monday, April 20) published a policy statement called Stay Safe. Stay Learning. which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

Flexible return to education – next steps

We have always said as a Government that the premises of schools and colleges would be the last to close and first to open.

More pupils to have opportunity to return to schools before Easter

The Welsh Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has today (3 Mar) announced plans for more pupils in Wales to have the opportunity to return to the classroom ahead of the Easter break.  

£50 million extra for school improvements

The Welsh Government has today announced an additional £50m towards improvements to school buildings across Wales The capital funding will allow local authorities to focus on large-scale maintenance projects, such as replacement roofs, new window systems or heating and ventilation works, rather than small scale routine repairs.

Welsh universities risk falling behind without enough support to compete for funding

The situation for schools in Wales will not change on June 1st

“The situation for schools in Wales will not change on June 1st.” That was the message from Education Minister @Kirsty_Williams    

Written Statement: Extension to the testing offer for schools, colleges and childcare

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething MS (@vaughangething), and the Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams MS (@wgmin_education) have issued a Written Statement: Extension to the testing offer for schools, colleges and childcare settings to include upper secondary and college learners

£15 million for education technology in schools next year

The Welsh Government will invest a further £15 million in educational technology for schools in the next financial year.

£9.8 million of extra funding to support learners with Additional Learning Needs in Wales during coronavirus

@wgmin_education, @wgmin_finance and the Welsh Government (@WelshGovernment) has announced a further £9.8 million to support learners with Additional Learning Needs. The funding will remove barriers to education for children and young people due to Covid-19.  £8.8m will be provided to local authorities, including funding for special schools, with £1m for young people in further education.   The pandemic has led to delays in some young people being assessed for their additional learning needs, due to social distancing and coronavirus restrictions. Local authorities will be able to use the funding to clear backlogs for assessments, enabling learners to return to education more quickly. 

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