New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Another 300 young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
Young people in Wales have continued to find high-quality work opportunities through Jobs Growth Wales (JGW), the Welsh Government’s youth unemployment programme.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Another 300 young people find work thanks to Jobs Growth Wales
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- 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 »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
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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School Effectiveness Framework
In Wales, we want a first class education system that gives every one of our children and young people the best start in life. To do this, we have to make sure that we provide the best learning outcomes for our children and young people. It also means that we make sure of their wellbeing. We hope to do this through the SEF. Here you can find information about the School Effectiveness Framework.
The School Effectiveness Framework (SEF) is Wales’ key policy for education reform and the one to which all other education policies are aligned.
- better learning outcomes and wellbeing for all children and young people regardless of their socio economic background;
- reducing the variation in learning outcomes within and between classrooms, schools and local authorities
The three national priorities on which the SEF is being focussed:
- improved literacy levels
- improved numeracy levels
- reducing the impact of poverty on educational attainment
The SEF is based on the principles of tri-level reform.
This means that all levels of the education community in Wales – schools, local authorities and ourselves at the Welsh Government – know what their responsibilities are.
The SEF will ensure that all the levels work together to develop our policies and to put them into practice.
To make sure that this work has the greatest impact, we have also been working closely with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate, Estyn.
The SEF takes account of the views of the people at the heart of our education system – our children and young people. We have consulted with them in our work on SEF and a number of school councils are now using the SEF to talk about how successful their schools are.
Visit the School Effectiveness Framework website for more information.