Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.Learn more »
Statement from the First Minister following meeting with the Prime Minister on Tata Steel
“My message to the Prime Minister this morning was simple. These plants cannot close.”
- Welsh Government agrees partnership in principle for £80m convention centre plans at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
- £43m to improve Wales’ primary care services
- Statement from the First Minister following meeting with the Prime Minister on Tata Steel
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
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Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
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Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
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Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- 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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