Additional learning needs: Labour must action Estyn’s recommendations
Estyn released its report on the new Additional Learning Needs System. The report provides an overview of how well the maintained primary and secondary schools that participated in the review are implementing key aspects of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 (ALNET) and the accompanying ALN Code.
Commenting on the report, Welsh Conservative Shadow Education Minister, Laura Anne Jones MS said:
“After pushing for an urgent review into Additional Learning Needs (ALN) for quite some time I am pleased that the Estyn report has been published.
“It’s crucially important for the Labour Government to get this right and ensure there are no learners missing out on the care and support they need.
Welsh Labour has been letting our children down over the past 25 years by cutting the education budget
“Labour have been letting our children down over the past 25 years by cutting the education budget in Wales. This review is a positive step to ensure no pupils are left behind, I hope that the Labour Government will action the recommendations as soon as possible, to ensure no students are disadvantaged and schools get the money they need.”
Costly and pointless public body for non-devolved area cancelled
Welcoming the news that proposals for a new public body, a £700,000 a year shadow broadcast authority, are not being taken forward, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Tom Giffard MS said: