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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Leadership in education

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This afternoon (16 May 2017), the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams will make a statement in the Senedd about leadership in education.

Successive Estyn reports have highlighted the importance of strong and effective leadership to improving educational standards. In his most recent annual report (2015/2016), HM Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales said that leadership is the ‘most significant factor’ in school improvement. Estyn has also reported previously:

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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.

National Assembly Committee to investigate the pace of change in Primary Care

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The British Medical Association (BMA) Wales has previously accused Welsh Health Boards of ‘playing lip service to GP cluster networks’, stating clusters lacked the support and resources to do the job. What are GP cluster networks, why are they important and what has been the pace of change?

The National Assembly’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee will today, be holding their first oral evidence session on this issue.

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