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Assembly committee considering new education law - have your say

8 December 2010

A National Assembly committee is asking what people think of a proposed new Welsh law (Measure) on education in Wales.

Legislation Committee No.5 is considering the proposed Education (Wales) Measure, which would put in place powers aimed at increasing collaborative working between education institutions, improving school governance systems and streamlining the processes involved in schools becoming federated.

It also seeks to simplify the procedure for the federation of small schools and prevent the establishment of any new foundation schools.

Committee Chair, Mark Isherwood AM, said: “Education is an issue that affects people all over Wales. This proposed Measure could bring about a number of significant changes which could impact on the running of our education institutions. As such, it is an important piece of proposed legislation.

“We are conscious that consulting over the Christmas period is undesirable and that the deadline for responses is particularly challenging. Unfortunately, due to the tight timetable within which the Committee must report on the proposed Measure, on this occasion both are unavoidable.

“However, given that this will be the only opportunity interested parties will have to comment on the proposed Measure and its provisions, we urge as many people as possible to submit their views to inform the scrutiny of this important proposed Measure.”

The consultation survey issued by the Committee on the Measure can be accessed here.

Alternatively, anyone wishing to submit evidence can write to the Clerk of the Legislation Committee No.5, the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.

The closing date for this consultation is Wednesday 5 January 2011.

Further details of the proposed Measure can be found here.

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