Wefan Gymraeg

6 ways we’re supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable learners

Improving outcomes for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds is a central part of the National Mission for education.

It is a child’s ability and potential, not their background, that should determine their fortunes.

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Free sanitary products to be available in Welsh colleges

An £845,000 fund will ensure sanitary products are available to learners in Welsh colleges, free of charge, following an announcement made by the Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister Kirsty Williams today.

It follows the recent announcement of £2.3m to provide sanitary products in Welsh schools. Today’s announcement, made in a Welsh Assembly statement, means period poverty will be tackled in colleges as well as schools - ensuring more young women are supported.

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Draft curriculum for Wales published

Today Kirsty Williams - Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister - has published details of the draft curriculum for Wales, which has been designed by teachers and shaped by experts from Wales and around the world.

It represents a major landmark in Wales’ curriculum reform that will move away from a narrow, outdated curriculum and towards one that gives teachers more freedom and prepares pupils for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.

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Welsh Liberal Democrats announce candidate list for EU elections

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced the list of MEP candidates for the EU elections on the 23rd May.

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Jane Dodds: Welsh Probation Staff Shortages Concerning

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has expressed concern at a report stating the Wales National Probation Service is suffering from staff shortages.

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£15m grant to build community learning centres

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, has announced a £15million Community Hubs Capital Grant fund to provide 21 community hubs and learning centres. The fund will boost community facilities in schools, providing projects that cater for the local community.

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New funding to provide free sanitary products in schools

Sanitary products will be available in schools following the announcement of a new £2.3million fund.

Over 141,000 girls in Welsh primary and secondary schools will benefit from the Period Dignity Grant for Schools. Products will be free-of-charge, and accessible in the most practice and appropriate way possible.

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Jane Dodds’ Leader address to Welsh Lib Dem Spring Conference

Whether you weren't able to make it to our Spring Conference this year or just loved it so much you want to read it again, you can read Jane's speech to Welsh Liberal Democrat Spring Conference here.

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PDG Access extended to support more families

Speaking ahead of Welsh Liberal Democrat conference, Education Minister Kirsty Williams has announced a £3.4m boost of the PDG-Access scheme to support families meet the costs of the school day.

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Chris Davies’ Vote for No Deal Brexit Betrays Constituents

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader and Parliamentary candidate for Brecon and Radnorshire Jane Dodds has accused Chris Davies MP of betraying his constituents.

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