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School holiday dates to be standardised

This school year will be the last when the dates of school terms (and therefore) holidays vary between different areas in Wales and sometimes even between schools in the same village or county. The Assembly passed a law in 2014 which required local authorities and schools to co-operate with each other when setting term dates […]

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Major review on the Welsh Curriculum proposed

A radical change to how and what children in Wales are taught is in the spot light following a request by the Education Minister and Skills Huw Lewis AM. Huw Lewis said that he wanted to do something ‘unique for Wales – to develop a Curriculum for Wales – that provides…education from the Foundation Phase […]

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Smoking in cars

The First Minister of Wales Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM has announced that smoking in cars with children and young people under the age of 18 will be banned in Wales. A consultation launched by the Health Minister Mark Drakeford AM presented that 86% of people agreed that smoking in cars should be stopped if under […]

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New Children’s Commissioner for Wales

It is an exciting time for children and young people living in Wales! Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, has announced that the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales will be Professor Sally Holland PhD CQS and she will start on April 20th 2015. Professor Sally Holland has a great background of working […]

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