“Education Bill must deliver for children and young people” says Aled Roberts

July 2, 2013 6:00 PM

As the Education (Wales) Bill is introduced to the National Assembly for Wales, Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrats Shadow Education Minister, said:

"Whilst I welcome the moves to harmonise school terms contained in this Bill, there are a number of issues which I believe need to be clarified before the Bill becomes law.

"As ever, the devil is in the detail, and whilst I support any efforts to improve teaching and learning, it is essential that the responsibility of implementing the Bill's aims are given the resources to do the job properly.

"Within the Bill, the assessment of post-16 education and training for pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities must always be based on need, and it is crucial that local authorities - working together - can meet that need.

"There are a number of questions to be answered on the costs associated with this Bill, but I look forward to scrutinising the Bill as a member of the Children and Young People Committee and to challenging the new Education Minister in the Siambr as the Bill progresses."

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