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Planning to Increase Access to Schools for Disabled Pupils: Circular 15/04

This circular deals with duties placed on local education authorities (LEAs) and schools (maintained and independent) to plan for and implement action to improve accessibility for disabled pupils. The new duties require: LEAs to put in place accessibility strategies schools to put in place accessi ...

Schools Causing Concern - Guidance for schools and local authorities

This statutory guidance provides information on the legislative requirements in relation to intervention in schools causing concern.

Becoming a Qualified Teacher: Handbook of Guidance - Circular No: 017/2009

From September 2019 all students commencing ITE programmes will be subject to new professional standards. This revised version of the 'Becoming a Qualified Teacher – Handbook of Guidance' replaces circular No: 41/2006. This circular only applies to students starting their ITE programme prio ...

Teaching and teaching qualifications

This information document looks at two related issues.

Respecting others: anti-bullying guidance

'Respecting others' is a series of anti-bullying materials that provide guidance and practical solutions on preventing and responding to incidents of bullying in schools.
Complaints procedures for school governing bodies in Wales Guidance

School Governing Body Complaints Procedures: Circular No 011/2012

The Welsh Government has developed amended guidance to help Schools in Wales establish effective complaints procedures.

Measuring the capacity of schools in Wales

The capacity of a school is the number of pupils it can accommodate.

School Prospectuses: Circular 14/01 (revised November 2011)

This Circular provides guidance to schools and Governing Bodies on the statutory content of School Prospectuses.
Guidance for Governing Bodies on School Uniform and Appearance Policies

Guidance for Governing Bodies on School Uniform and Appearance Policies (revised July 2011)

This document provides guidance for governing bodies and headteachers on issues relating to implementing or changing a school uniform and appearance policy.

Learner Involvement Strategies: Guidance for lifelong learning and skills providers in Wales

As part of our Quality and Effectiveness Framework, we are introducing new requirements for post-16 learning providers to establish formal learner involvement strategies. Learner involvement will be central to our Quality and Effectiveness Framework (QEF), and to Estyn’s new Common Inspection Frame ...

Reporting Misconduct and Incompetence in the Education Service - Welsh Assembly Government Circular No: 018/2009

This circular provides detailed guidance for employers and agents on the changes that have been made to the arrangements for reporting cases of misconduct in the education service in Wales. This is as a result of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 and the Education (Supply of Information) ...

The learning journey for young people placed by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) in Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs) in Wales

This document covers requirements for the provision of education and training for young people placed in SCHs via the YJB.

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Further Education) Teacher Training Incentive Grant in Wales 2009/10 - Guidance Notes

Guidance for use by PGCE (FE) initial teacher training providers offering the one year full time course [i.e. Cardiff University, Glyndwr University and University of Wales, Newport] in administering, assessing eligibility and the methodology for calculating payments made under the scheme in 2009/1 ...
Collecting and recording data on pupils' ethnic background

Collecting and recording data on pupils' ethnic background

This guidance for schools and local education authorities (LEAs) provides new advice on the collection and recording of data on pupils’ national identity and ethnic background. It replaces National Assembly for Wales Circular 27/02 ‘Collecting and Recording Data on Pupils’ Ethnic Background’ which ...

Finance Record Guidance - NC/C/05/07FR


Consultation on Subject Area Weights and Learner Cap Extension within the National Planning and Funding System (NPFS) - NC/C/05/04NPFS

The purpose of this consultation is to allow providers reasonable opportunity to feedback on the final refinements of the NPFS model before its live application.

Guidance on the employment based teacher training scheme - the Graduate Teacher Programme and the Registered Teacher Programme

This document provides guidance on employment based routes into teaching that lead to the gaining of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Basic Skills Screening and Assessment - Guidance to Learning Providers (June 2004) - NC/C/04/06LPD

This circular provides information on: the screening and assessment for basic skills need/s for learners entering ELWa funded provision; and the redefined implementation timetable

Learning Pathways 14-19 Guidance


Freedom of Information Act - Model Publication Scheme for Schools: Circular 09/04


Community Focused Schools: Circular 34/03


Handbook of Good Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs

The Welsh Assembly Government is committed to the provision of high quality education services and to enabling all children and young people to reach their true potential.

Respecting others: anti bullying guidance: circular 23/03

This guidance aims to provide information on tackling bullying in schools.

PSE and WRE in the Basic Curriculum: Circular 13/03


Criminal Records Bureau: Basic Facts for School Volunteers: Circular 02/03


Preventing Unsuitable People from Working with Children and Young Persons: Circular 34/02

This Guidance provides advice for employers in the education service on preventing unsuitable people from working with children and young people.

Governor's annual reports: guidance for governing bodies - circular 15/2001

This circular is addressed to Chairs of School Governing Bodies.

The Learning Country

Education and training are of the first importance for Wales - they liberate talent, extend opportunity, empower communities and help create wealth.