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Minister’s Senedd statement on launch of new curriculum for Wales in September

Agenda item 6 of Senedd Plenary session held on 5 July saw Education Minister Jeremy Miles delivering a statement on the roll-out of the new Curriculum for Wales: “The process of embedding our new curriculum and continuously improving it in schools and settings will truly begin in earnest from September.”… Read More »Minister’s Senedd statement on launch of new curriculum for Wales in September

Education Minister speaks of ways of encouraging recently deregistered children back into school

As stated in a recent news post, the Senedd Children, Young People & Education Committee is currently holding “a short focused enquiry on pupil attendance,”. Witness sessions are being incorporated into their regular meetings. Most of the inquiry’s Terms of Reference seek to understand more about persistent absence from school,… Read More »Education Minister speaks of ways of encouraging recently deregistered children back into school

What would you like to say to the Welsh Government about their plans for home education?

On 19 January, we wrote to Education Minister, Jeremy Miles MS. On 28 January we received a reply from a member of his staff. Their reply [PDF] reads: Dear Families First in Education – Wales, Thank you for your letter of 19 January to the Minister for Education and the… Read More »What would you like to say to the Welsh Government about their plans for home education?

Freedom of Information Requests relevant to Home Education in Wales

In December 2021, FOIRs were submitted to the English Department of Education and their counterparts in the devolved nations, asking in each case for details of any contact they had had with one another. Responses received so far reveal that ongoing conversations on significant issues have indeed been taking place… Read More »Freedom of Information Requests relevant to Home Education in Wales

The Welsh Government’s response to the Children’s Commissioner’s Annual Report 2020-21

Families First in Education – Wales is first and foremost concerned that primacy of all parents in the education of their children continues to be upheld. That is the reason why we wrote to the Education Minister, Jeremy Miles MS, in October with a submission to rebut Sally Holland’s use… Read More »The Welsh Government’s response to the Children’s Commissioner’s Annual Report 2020-21