Assessment for learning or accountability?

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This article provides some background information ahead of the Cabinet Secretary for Education’s statement in Plenary on Wednesday (24 May 2017), titled ‘Assessment for Learning – A distinct Welsh approach’.

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New Publication: The Public Health (Wales) Bill – Summary of changes at Stage 2

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Stage 2 consideration of the Public Health (Wales) Bill was carried out in the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on 23 March 2017.

All amendments brought forward by the Welsh Government were agreed. Whilst no opposition amendments were agreed, the Minister for Social Services and Public Health indicated that she would work with Members and consider bringing forward further amendments in a number of areas at Stage 3.

The Public Health (Wales) Bill – Summary of changes at Stage 2 (PDF, 316KB).


Article by Philippa Watkins, National Assembly for Wales Research Service.

Debate on Committee report on the Education Improvement Grant and Gypsy Traveller and Minority Education

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On 3 May, Assembly Members will debate the Children Young People and Education Committee’s report on its Inquiry into the Education Improvement Grant: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller and Minority Ethnic Children [PDF 739KB] which was published on 21 February 2017. The inquiry focussed on the educational outcomes of these groups of learners and considered:

  • How local authorities’ use of the funding to support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller, and Minority Ethnic learners is monitored;
  • The effectiveness of other policies and strategies for supporting these groups; and
  • Key issues arising from amalgamating the other separate grants into the EIG.

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