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£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
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Final Budget 2016-17 »
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- Statistics & Research
An annual report showing data on authorised and unauthorised absenteeism by pupils of compulsory school age, including information on school type, gender, free school meal eligibility and length of absence.
- In 2014/15, 6.2 per cent of half-day school sessions were missed due to overall absence and 1.3 per cent of half-day school sessions were missed due to unauthorised absence from maintained secondary, special and independent schools..
- In general, overall absence has been falling since 2005/06. In 2014/15, overall absenteeism continued to fall, dropping by 0.2 percentage points since the previous year. Although unauthorised absenteeism did not change between 2012/13 and 2014/15, if you compare it with 2007/08, over seven years it has decreased by 0.5 percentage points.
- The percentage of persistent absentees in maintained secondary schools has decreased every year since 2007/08. It is now less than half what it was seven years ago, showing a drop of 5.5 percentage points from 10.0 per cent in 2007/08 to 4.5 per cent in 2014/15.
- More than 61 per cent of absenteeism was due to illness.
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