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Free school breakfasts must be fair

Speaking ahead of the 10 year anniversary of the Welsh Labour government’s free school breakfast policy, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said: “It is regrettable that after 10 years and tens of millions of pounds, a third of Welsh children are not able to access free school breakfasts.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Local Assembly Member Angela Burns has been showing her support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by wearing a gold ribbon provided by CLIC Sargent who are the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people.

Coffee & Cake at Macmillan !

On Saturday 27th September in Begelly, Kilgetty - Macmillan volunteers hosted a coffee morning to raise funds for Cancer Support. Cakes, teas and coffee, chutneys, toys, antiques – you name it, were on sale to raise funds for this extremely worthy cause and throughout the morning there were a steady stream of visitors dropping by to lend support.

Angela Burns AM response to Review On The National Curriculum

On 12 March 2014, the Minister for Education and Skills announced the appointment of Professor Graham Donaldson to lead a wide-reaching and independent review of assessment and the national curriculum. Professor Donaldson is to articulate a clear, coherent vision for assessment and the national curriculum in Wales from Foundation Phase to Key Stage 4 linking directly to our new qualifications system.

Response ALN White Paper – Angela Burns AM/AC, Shadow Minister for Education

The Welsh Government White Paper on ALN is a positive start to what we hope will eventually become a radical Bill that changes the landscape for children and young people with learning needs in Wales. My sincere wish is that the Government will recognise the concerns and input of all political parties so we can jointly deliver a ground-breaking solution to an issue that has no place in partisan politics and can break hearts and families rather than the ground.

Withybush Update

Many of you will have been at the National Assembly for Wales last week, as part of the demonstration against the downgrading of services at Withybush Hospital. I am sorry that I was unable to meet with you on the steps of the Senedd on this occasion, but I am recovering from a knee replacement operation

Deserting a sinking ship?

Local Assembly Member Angela Burns has asked the Minister for Health and Social Services, Mark Drakeford for written confirmation that safety will be of paramount importance in the reconfiguration of hospital services at Hywel Dda.

GCSE English Results

Deep concerns have been raised over the English Language GCSE results from the January exams. During an urgent question at the Senedd, local Assembly Member and Shadow Minister for Education Angela Burns asked;