Welsh News

  1. Latest figures have shown the numbers of pupils on free school meals in Wales reaching the foundation phase indicator has fallen short of the Welsh Government’s 80% target.

     

    Responding to the latest figures, shadow secretary for education, Darren Millar AM said:

     

  2. A Welsh Conservative AM has criticised a Welsh Government decision to delay publication of a key strategy document.

    The Welsh Labour Government’s strategy to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst older people will not be published until 2019, but the Welsh Conservative Older People’s Champion is warning that 2019 “will come too late” for thousands of older people.

    Janet Finch-Saunders AM said:

  3. Welsh Conservatives have responded to research showing that school budgets in Wales have fallen by around £370 per pupil in six years.

    Darren Millar AM, Welsh Conservative Shadow Education Secretary, said:

  4. The gap in GCSE performance between the best and worst areas in Wales has widened – and is at its worst point in five years.

     

    In high performing Monmouthshire, a Conservative-run administration, 67% of all GCSEs were recorded as A* to C grades.

     

    In comparison, Blaenau Gwent had the lowest, at just 41.1%.

     

    Darren Millar AM, Welsh Conservative Shadow Education Secretary, said:

  5. Assembly Members will today (29/11) vote on calls for the Welsh Government to publish a plan for bringing a North Wales health board out of special measures.

    Betsi Cadwaladr health board first entered into the highest form of Welsh Government control in June 2015 – 30 months ago.