Further £19m announced to support Welsh education amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

Further £19m announced to support Welsh education amid coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Welsh Government has announced a further £19m of funding to support education and early years settings following the disruption encountered during coronavirus (COVID-19). The additional funding mean over £125m has been spent on learning for under 18s since the start of coronavirus. £13m of the funding aims to increase practitioner-to-learner ratios in schools and educational support for non-maintained settings. £6m is to be allocated to school to support staff, promote wellbeing and expand on positive changes made to method of working.

Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, comments: ‘The last year has brought into sharp focus just how important our schools, settings, colleges and universities are for our children and young people. Education practitioners have risen heroically to meet the challenge, while learners have been brilliant in adapting to learning in different ways…We must recover and reform. I am determined that the emphasis on well-being and flexibility shown over the last year is built upon and closely aligned with the introduction of our new curriculum. Our education system has shown remarkable resilience and flexibility and we must learn from that.’

Source: Extra funding for learning and early years passes £150m during Covid

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