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
@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.
@wgmin_education and @wgmin_finance announce £29m extra support for students in Wales. The funding will focus on helping FE students complete their vocational qualifications in Wales this summer.
The Welsh Government has today (Sunday 7 January 2021) announced an extra £29m for colleges, including £26.5m to support learners on vocational learning programmes.
Written statement from Kirsty Williams (@wgmin_education), Minister for Education and Julie Morgan (@JulieMorganLAB), Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services on pausing daily contact testing in schools and colleges in Wales
We recognise the impact that Coronavirus has had on face to face care and learning, what this has meant for families across Wales, and on all of the staff working in settings that provide care and education for our children and young people in Wales.
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