Education Minister announces Christmas travel plans for students

UNIVERSITIES are working together to help students make safer plans for the end of term. New covid-19 lateral flow tests, designed to diagnose people without symptoms, will be provided to students who are planning to travel home for the holiday. Universities across Wales will also end the majority of ‘in Continue Reading

Siân Gwenllian MS responds to news that Kirsty Williams MS will step down next year

RESPONDING to the announcement that Education Minister Kirsty Williams MS will not stand as a candidate in next year’s Senedd elections, Plaid Cymru Shadow Education Minister Siân Gwenllian MS said, “After two decades of serving her constituents in Brecon and Radnorshire with distinction, I respect Kirsty Williams’ decision not to Continue Reading

Welsh Lib Dem Kirsty Williams to stand down at next year’s Senedd election

WELSH Liberal Democrat MS Kirsty Williams has announced after careful consideration that she will stand down at next year’s Senedd election. Kirsty has served as the member for Brecon and Radnorshire since 1999, served as Chair of the Health Committee in the first Assembly from 1999-2003, as leader of the Continue Reading

Minister for Education guarantees that a learner’s final A Level grade cannot be lower than their AS grade

THE Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams MS has guaranteed that a learner’s final A Level grade cannot be lower than their AS grade. The Minister said: “I am confident that the system overseen by Qualifications Wales (QW) and WJEC, in response to the current emergency, is fair for students and Continue Reading

Learner transport review extended to consider free travel limits for pupils

A Welsh Government review of learner transport has been extended to consider the distances when children aged 4-16 become eligible to receive free travel to school. The review initially focused on Post 16 Learner Travel, but its scope has now been extended in light of the issues raised over past Continue Reading

Education Minister’s message to all school staff in Wales

THE Education Minister, Kristy Williams, has written an open letter to all school staff in Wales. In the letter shared online and in a video posted from her Twitter channel, the Minister says: “Thank you for all that you have done, and are continuing to do, in supporting our children Continue Reading

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