Commenting on concerns raised by the ATL union over potential ‘overcrowding’ in the national curriculum with the launch of new Welsh GCSEs, Welsh Conservative Shadow Education Minister Angela Burns AM, said:
“These concerns must be addressed and the Labour government has got to find a careful balance within the national curriculum.
Welsh Conservatives have raised serious concerns over enrolment in further education and called on Labour Ministers to ‘stop the decline before it’s too late’
Local Assembly Member and Shadow Minister for Education Angela Burns said “Recent numbers from StatsWales show that the number of FE enrolments during 2013-14 fell compared to 2012-13 by 4.1pc. But even more worryingly, the number of people from deprived backgrounds that enrolled during the same period decreased by 2.6pc.
Assembly Members last Wednesday discussed Welsh education standards in a Senedd debate tabled by the Welsh Conservatives.
The debate focused on the need to improve Welsh standards of education, Welsh Labour’s failure to bring forward meaningful measures to drive up standards, and the disappointing performance of regional consortia.
With a heat wave approaching and more and more of us looking to enjoy the outdoors, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is reminding people of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs and open water.
Speaking in the Assembly on Tuesday, local Assembly Member & Shadow Minister For Education Angela Burns slammed the Welsh Government decision to drop the Additional Learning Needs Bill.
The Additional Learning Needs Bill was to be introduced to help young people from birth to 25 years old with learning difficulties and to allow them to access support from education, health and social services to maximise their potential.
Angela Burns AM is supporting the "MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK NEEDED AT GLANGWILI HOSPITAL" campaign in Carmarthenshire.
Glangwili General Hospital at Carmarthen is in very urgent need of a large multi-storey car park. Out-patients and visitors have nowhere to park and often have to return home without being seen. This usually means missed appointments - a huge expense to the hospital - or very disappointed patients who had been looking forward to seeing their much-loved relatives.
Given the scandals of Pembrokeshire County Council’s Porsche and pay offs and Carmarthenshire County Councils’ proposed £446,000 severance package local Assembly Member Angela Burns has asked questions of the Minister for Public Services, Leighton Andrews in the Senedd.
Local Assembly Member Angela Burns recently attended the opening reception at the Millennium Centre of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA) national conference which was held in Cardiff this year.
Angela Burns AM has highlighted the current plight of our farmers at an event hosted by Paul Davies AM at The National Assembly. Farmers’ Union of Wales president Emyr Jones spoke of the need for political leaders to come up with strategies which deal with the severe collapse in farm gate milk prices and the longer term viability of food production.
The value of tourism in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire is of vital importance for the prosperity of our counties. Angela Burns AM wants to hear your views on Welsh tourism and the challenges the industry faces: from attracting the best and brightest to pursue careers in tourism, to helping the Welsh Government and other bodies work better with businesses on the frontline.