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WAGC 013/2008 - Guidance to Local Authorities – Childcare Act 2006

14/07/14
The Childcare Act 2006 expands and clarifies in legislation the vital role Local Authorities play as strategic leaders in the provision ofchildcare locally.
 

Schools Causing Concern - Guidance for schools and local authorities

20/02/14
This statutory guidance provides information on the legislative requirements.
 

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

09/01/14
This revised version of the 'Becoming a Qualified Teacher – Handbook of Guidance' replaces circular No: 41/2006.
 
Guidance for School Information Management Systems

Guidance for School Information Management Systems

02/12/13
This guidance replaces ‘Guidance for School Information Management Systems’, Welsh Assembly Government Circular No: 024-07 which was issued August 2007.
 

Teaching and teaching qualifications

24/05/13
This information document looks at two related issues.
 
Respecting others: anti-bullying guidance 2011

Respecting others: anti-bullying guidance

02/11/12
'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

02/10/12
The Welsh Government has developed amended guidance to help Schools in Wales establish effective complaints procedures.
 

Measuring the capacity of schools in Wales

15/08/12
The capacity of a school is the number of pupils it can accommodate.
 

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

03/11/11
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)

03/08/11
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

08/06/10
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 ...
 
Revised National Standards for Headteachers in Wales

Revised National Standards for Head Teachers in Wales: Circular 14/06

19/03/10
This Guidance Circular outlines the Revised National Standards for Head teachers in Wales issued in April 2006.
 

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

24/09/09
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) ...
 

School Organisation Proposals: Welsh Assembly Government Circular No: 021/2009

18/09/09
This is the main Welsh Assembly Government policy document relating to the reorganisation of schools in Wales.
 

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

25/08/09
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

19/08/09
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

16/07/09
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 ...
 
The Education (Specified Work and Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2004 and (Revised)Professional Standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

The Education (Specified Work and Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2004 and (Revised)Professional Standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants

09/10/08
This document contains updated guidance on the implementation of the Education (Specified Work and Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2004 and also sets out (Revised) Professional Standards for HLTAs in Wales.
 

WAGC 012/2008 Financial Contingency Fund 2008/09

28/07/08
This document sets out the terms and conditions for the payment by Welsh Ministers to institutions. The grant is specifically earmarked for the purposes of providing assistance for students in particular need.
 
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NAFWC 47/2006 - Inclusion and Pupil Support Guidance

01/11/06
This guidance covers the inclusion and support of learners of compulsory school age (although some elements will apply to all learners).
 

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

05/08/05
GUIDANCE NOTES FOR COMPLETION OF FINANCE RECORD 2005
 

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

10/06/05
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

02/04/05
This document provides guidance on employment based routes into teaching that lead to the gaining of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
 

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Capital Funding - FEF/CL/04/13

18/11/04
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACT (DDA) CAPITAL FUNDING
 

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

19/07/04
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

12/07/04
 

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

05/04/04
 

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

23/01/04
 

Community Focused Schools: Circular 34/03

07/01/04
 

Handbook of Good Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs

28/10/03
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

29/09/03
This guidance aims to provide information on tackling bullying in schools.
 

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

09/07/03
 

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

01/04/03
 

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

13/12/02
This Guidance provides advice for employers in the education service on preventing unsuitable people from working with children and young people.
 

The Learning Country

18/08/01
Education and training are of the first importance for Wales - they liberate talent, extend opportunity, empower communities and help create wealth.
 

Protecting Children from Abuse: The role of the Education Service: Circular 52/95

28/10/95