New contractual agreements to deliver the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and Steps to Employment programmes, and provide more opportunities to young people, started last week.
The purpose of these guidelines is to explain how local authorities will prepare and submit Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPs).
This document provides guidance for governing bodies and headteachers on issues relating to implementing or changing a school uniform and appearance policy.
More than 4,000 young people across North West Wales who are at risk of falling out of school or further education are set to benefit from a new £15 million scheme to improve their chances of success, First Minister Carwyn Jones announced today.
The Deputy Minister for Skills, Jeff Cuthbert, outlined his commitment to raising skill levels of the Welsh workforce and boosting the profile of vocational qualifications and career routes during a visit to this year’s Eisteddfod in Wrexham.
This is the latest journal from the General Teaching Council for Wales, which includes interviews with the National Teaching Awards winners.
As at end 2010, 11.0 per cent of 16-18 year olds were NEET (12,700) compared with 12.2 per cent (14,400) at end 2009.
The number of students receiving some teaching through the medium of Welsh in 2009/10 shows no percentage change on the 2008/09 figure, standing at 5,310. This follows a period of year on year increases.
Compared with 2009, there was an increase in the proportion of 16 to 18 year olds in education or training and a decrease in those in employment. The proportion of 19 to 24 year olds in education or training increased but the proportion in employment fell in 2010.
In 2009 there was a higher proportion of employment in public administration, defence, education & health (which is not the same as the public sector) in Wales compared to the UK and a lower proportion in finance & business activities.
The aim of the toolkit is to raise awareness and understanding of the implications of the Welsh language in establishing dignity in care for older people living in Wales. The toolkit is aimed primarily at carers, managers, educators and trainers.
The quality of trainee teachers entering England’s schools continues to rise according to new statistics. 62 per cent (10,923) of secondary newly qualified teachers with a UK degree had a 2:1 or better – a two percentage point rise since 2008/09 (60 per cent or 9,878).
National, regional and local authority figures for the Key Stage 2 tests taken by thousands of pupils at the end of primary school have been published.
Understanding how and why individuals make career decisions can help improve the delivery of careers guidance. This report explores individuals’ beliefs, values and motivations in making career decisions and proposes areas for further consideration as new approaches to delivering careers guidance are developed.
Good career guidance has the potential to raise aspirations and broaden horizons. This report identifies the characteristics of effective career guidance, the role of new technologies in enhancing this and the part that government and national agencies might play in securing greater quality and impact from the public investment in career services.