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Full devolution of Non-domestic rates marks a major first milestone for fiscal devolution
The full devolution of non-domestic rates in Wales from today marks a major first milestone for fiscal devolution in Wales, Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt said.
- Princes Gate Spring Water embarks on most significant investment to date
- University and Hospital show Minister how Invest to Save is helping them deliver more efficient services
- Full devolution of Non-domestic rates marks a major first milestone for fiscal devolution
- Proposal for the registration of school learning support workers with the Education Workforce Council
- Proposals for the Basic Payment Scheme
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
- The designation of higher education courses at alternative providers for the purpose of student support
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 »
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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 »
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Welsh language and Welsh-medium education
In Wales, dependent on a number of locally determined factors, Welsh-medium, English-medium or bilingual education will be available for your child.
This section of the website explains what Welsh-medium or bilingual education entails at each phase of your child’s education.
What is Welsh-medium education?
Welsh-medium education provides opportunities for children and young people to achieve fluency in the Welsh language through studying a broad range of subjects and disciplines in Welsh. Your child’s English skills will also be developed in English lessons and through experiencing some aspects of the curriculum in English.
What is bilingual education?
In some areas of Wales, the provision of bilingual education is the norm. Bilingual education varies across Wales from education where a large proportion of the curriculum is delivered through the medium of Welsh, to education where only a few subjects within the curriculum or a very a small number of lessons are taught through the medium of Welsh.
Contact your local authority to find out what’s available in your area.
For practitioner guidance and information visit the Learning Wales website.
Welsh-medium and bilingual resources
We commission and subsidise a wide range of educational resources (e.g. books, e-books, digital and on-line material) to support the teaching and learning of:
- Welsh as a subject, both as a first and second language
- all other national curriculum subjects through the medium of Welsh
- vocational subjects through the medium of Welsh
- aspects of the curriculum that are specific to Wales
- Welsh for Adults.
These resources are available via:
Practitioners are an important part of the commissioning process and feed into the process by identifying needs and monitoring the quality of resources during the production process. To suggest ideas for resources, please use the form below and send to welshresources@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK.