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The wheels of motion continue to gather momentum. The last major milestone was in December when the National Assembly for Wales passed the Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Bill. Now, in January 2018 The Bill has received Royal Assent. This means that the Education Secretary for Wales, Kirsty Williams, can roll out her wider programme of reforms to transform the additional learning needs system in Wales so it provides better support to children and young people aged 0-25 years.
The Welsh Government has said the new system will start to be implemented by September 2020 and expect to complete it by 2023 and has committed £20m of funding. Kirsty Williams and the First Minister Carwyn Jones visited Ysgol Penmaes in Brecon to find out what they thought about the Bill. Read more…
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National Assembly for Wales updates: https://seneddresearch.blog/2017/11/13/new-publication-additional-learning-needs-and-education-tribunal-wales-bill-summary-of-changes-at-stage-2/