Jane Hutt responds to ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ Spending Review
Finance and Government Business Minister Jane Hutt has today responded to the UK Government’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement which sets out public spending plans for the next five years.
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- Draft water resources planning guideline
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 10 and Technical Advice Note 4: Retail Centre Development
- Revision of the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice for Wales
- The Public Sector Waste and Resource Efficiency Plan
Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
The act puts in place delivery structures, processes and procedures to make Wales’ planning system fit for the 21st century.
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.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
The 1st supplementary budget proposes a number of changes to the final budget for 2015-16, which was published in December 2014.Learn more »
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National school categorisation system
The new system replaces secondary school banding and includes the Programme for Government commitment to introduce a primary school banding system. It will help make sure schools receive the help and support that they need to secure the very best outcomes for their pupils.
This new system is not purely data-driven but also takes into account the quality of leadership and teaching and learning in our schools. The system evaluates and assesses schools and places them in a support category by using:
- a range of performance measures
- a self-evaluation by the school on its capacity to improve in relation to leadership and teaching and learning
- an assessment of the school’s self-evaluation by challenge advisers in the regional consortia, agreed with the local authority.
The colour-coded support category for each primary, middle and secondary school is now available along with the benchmark boundaries used in the calculation of the standards groups.
The full outcomes (external link) of the categorisation system are available on the My Local School website.
As part of the agreed National Model for Regional Working, ourselves, local government, regional consortia and the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) have worked together to ensure a national approach to the categorisation of schools.
If you have any queries on categorisation please contact IMS@wales.gsi.gov.uk.