Wefan Gymraeg

Action taken to bring down the cost of school uniform

School uniforms in Wales will be more affordable, as well as being gender-neutral, following statutory guidance published by Kirsty Williams today.

Governing bodies will be expected to consider how the cost of uniforms can be kept down. This could be through stipulating items and colours, but not styles, which would allow things to be bought from different outlets. They will also be expected to consider whether logos are strictly necessary, and if so, whether they should apply to just one item of uniform or provided free of charge.

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Wales now a remain nation

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have responded to a Beaufort Research poll for WalesOnline showing a ten-point lead for remain in Wales; claiming it is clear evidence that Wales is now a remain nation.

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New bursaries to help Welsh graduates undertake postgraduate study in Wales

New bursaries aimed at increasing the number of Welsh graduates remaining in or returning to Wales to study a Master’s degree have been announced this week by Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister.

Funding is available for degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. Additional funding will be available for those undertaking a Master’s degree in Welsh.

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Lack of policy on begging arrests “shocking” say Welsh Lib Dems

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on Wales’ police forces to stop using a 200-year old law to arrest and prosecute rough sleepers, after a senior police officer admitted there was no consistent policy on its use.

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New survey results show increase in parents’ satisfaction with education

Results from the National Survey for Wales (April 2018-March 2019) have shown a marked increase in parents’ satisfaction with the education their children receive.

There has been a 6% increase in satisfaction with secondary schools, to 81% in 2018-19 from 75% in 2017-18.

90% of parents said they were satisfied with their child’s primary school, up from 88% in 2017-18.

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Kirsty Williams announces immediate actions to support teachers with workload

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, has today announced a number of immediate actions to support teachers with workload and reduce bureaucracy.

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Shared Prosperity Fund must deliver for Wales

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the UK Government to ensure the Shared Prosperity Fund delivers for Wales ahead of this afternoon’s Senedd debate. The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling for the fund to ensure Wales receives not a penny less than it currently receives from the EU and for the Welsh Government to control how the money is spent in Wales.

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Grants available for school uniform, kit and equipment

Parents and carers are being encouraged to take advantage of financial support that aims to help meet the cost of the school day as well as enabling participation in extra-curricular activities.

The Pupil Development Grant (PDG) Access scheme provides grants to help families on low incomes purchase school uniform, kit and equipment.

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Ford Bridgend another devastating casualty of Brexit

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have responded to Ford Europe’s decision to close their Bridgend plant; claiming it is another example of the destructive consequences of Brexit for the Welsh economy.

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Welsh Liberal Democrats welcome M4 relief road rejection

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the announcement by the First Minister that the M4 relief road will not go ahead and called on the money saved to instead be spent on public transport, the green economy and affordable housing.

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