Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are integral toWales’ national identity and are recognised internationally.
- £6.2 million IT investment in North Wales healthcare
- Funding for new Life Sciences Innovation Village in Cardiff
- Minister wants bigger role for National Parks
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
- Provisions for the proposed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) 2015 and amendments to the Compensation and Pension Schemes 2007
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
A report which presents data on absenteeism by persistent absentees and all pupils of compulsory school age (5-15) in maintained primary and secondary schools.
- In 2011/12 7.2 per cent of pupils in maintained secondary schools were persistent absentees, a decrease of 1.4 percentage points from 2010/11.
- The percentage of persistent absentees in maintained primary schools fell from 3.3 per cent in 2010/11 to 2.6 per cent in 2011/12.
- Ceredigion had the lowest percentage of persistent absentees in maintained primary and secondary schools in 2011/12 (1.1 and 3.2 per cent of pupils respectively).
- Pupils known to be eligible for free school meals had higher rates of absenteeism in maintained primary and secondary schools than other pupils.
- Traveller and Gypsy/Roma pupils had the highest rates of absenteeism.
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