December 2010

08 December 2010

Getting Top Marks: Education Policy Launch

Welsh Conservatives today pledged to overhaul the education system in Wales and give much more school control to teachers, parents and governors.

Shadow Minister for Education, Paul Davies AM, and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly, Nick Bourne AM, have launched the Party's education policies at Cowbridge Comprehensive School in the Vale of Glamorgan.

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07 December 2010

Publication Of Tuition Fees Costings Urged

Welsh Conservatives have called for the Labour-Plaid Government to publish its detailed costings of last week's tuition fee announcement.

While the Party believes that Welsh students should be protected from the full impact of tuition fees in universities, the Assembly Government should now provide reassurances that its sums add up and the increasing financial commitment can be met.

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PISA Fall Reveals WAG's Failed Approach

Welsh Conservatives today expressed anger at the publication of the latest results of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment, which shows Wales has fallen down the league table of OECD nations.

Shadow Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, Paul Davies AM, said, "These figures are extremely disappointing and show how far behind Wales has fallen in basic skills under Labour-Plaid.

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03 December 2010

Local AM Supports Giving Voice Campaign

Paul_Davies_AM_2Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting the Giving Voice campaign, run by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. The campaign is designed to 'give voice' to people with speech, language and communication needs and to ensure their needs, and those of their carers and families, are met. The event also demonstrated how speech and language therapy makes a difference to individuals and the broader society across the UK.

Paul Davies said, "I was delighted to be a part of this campaign and help raise awareness of the value of speech and language therapy to so many people across the country. It is crucial that we improve public awareness and patient information on speech and language therapies, and encourage the development of these skills."

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01 December 2010

Proposals must ensure fair access to HE

Commenting on the announcement of changes to Welsh Higher Education funding, Shadow Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Paul Davies AM, said:

"It has become increasingly clear that the current funding arrangements for Welsh Higher Education Institutions are unsustainable.

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