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Newport City Council’s draft Accessibility Strategy for Schools

Consultation 11/02/2019 – 08/04/2019
Newport City Council’s draft Accessibility Strategy for Schools sets out how the council aims to improve the accessibility of schools to pupils with disabilities.

The draft Strategy outlines our commitment to improve:

  • the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum
  • the physical environment of the schools
  • access to information for pupils, carers and families
  • communication and transparency by being open and honest about what can be expected or achieved

Full information on the consultation can be found here including a children and young people’s version of the draft strategy and the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment.

Share your views on the draft accessibility strategy for schools here or alternatively, email

Printed copies of the draft Strategy are available from the Information Station. 

Email any queries to

Ymgynghoriad 11/02/2019 – 08/04/2019
Mae Strategaeth Hygyrchedd ddrafft Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd ar gyfer ysgolion yn nodi sut bydd y cyngor yn gweithio tuag at gynyddu hygyrchedd ein hysgolion ar gyfer disgyblion ag anableddau.

Mae’r Strategaeth ddrafft yn amlinellu ein hymrwymiad i wella:

  • I ba raddau y gall disgyblion anabl gymryd rhan yng nghwricwlwm yr ysgol
  • Amgylchedd ffisegol yr ysgolion
  • Mynediad at wybodaeth ar gyfer disgyblion, gofalwyr a theuluoedd
  • Cyfathrebu a thryloywder drwy fod yn agored ac yn onest am yr hyn y gellir ei ddisgwyl neu ei gyflawni

Gellir cael gwybodaeth lawn ar yr ymgynghoriad yma gan gynnwys fersiwn plant a phobl ifanc o’r strategaeth ddrafft a’r Asesiad Effaith ar Degwch a Chydraddoldeb.

Rhannwch eich safbwyntiau ar y strategaeth hygyrchedd ddrafft i ysgolionyma neu fel arall, e-bostiwch

Mae copïau print o’r Strategaeth ddrafft ar gael o’r Orsaf Wybodaeth.

Ebostiwch unrhyw ymholiadau i


Votes at 16 

Votes at 16 – a new law to lower the voting age for Assembly elections

The Llywydd of the National Assembly, Elin Jones AM,  will today introduce a new law to renew democracy in Wales by lowering the voting age to 16 for Assembly elections.

The Senedd and Elections Bill will empower 16 and 17-year-olds to vote at Welsh general elections, in time for the Assembly election in 2021, giving them a voice on decisions that will define their future.

Building on the work to establish Wales’s first ever Youth Parliament last year, the objective is to inspire young people to participate in the democratic process.

When the National Assembly consulted on these proposals, one of the key themes to emerge from young people was that votes at 16 should be accompanied by appropriate political and citizenship education and public awareness-raising to ensure young people are encouraged and supported to exercise their right to vote.

The Assembly Commission will be working with Welsh Government and stakeholders to ensure that the relevant information reaches as many young people as possible before this positive change comes into force.

Many schools already engage with the Assembly through visits and by using materials made available by our dedicated Education and Youth Engagement team.

Before it can become law, the Bill will be subject to scrutiny, consultation, and debate by the Assembly. The hope is that the introduction of this Bill will provide another opportunity for schools to engage with the Assembly and to discuss the issues with students.

To assist, the National Assembly’s Education and Youth Engagement team has developed online resources for school councils and teachers/youth workers to use to discuss lowering the voting age for Assembly elections to 16 which are available from today on Hwb.

They include:

  • A KS4 English lesson plan with a focus on persuasive techniques.
  • A session plan for school councils/youth groups.
  • A session plan for PSE lessons, incorporating short videos outlining the views of some of the newly elected Welsh Youth Parliament Members.
  • An assortment of slides related to the Wales Act 2017 and changes to the Assembly’s powers.
  • A Power Pairs game to familiarise pupils with the powers of the National Assembly for Wales.
  • Discussion cards to facilitate debate on lowering the voting age.
  • An age threshold quiz.
  • A video explaining the proposed changes to the voting age for Assembly elections.

If you have any further queries, or wish to arrange a workshop about the Assembly with your school council / group or arrange a visit to the Senedd please call 0300 200 6565 or

If you would like to find out more about the Welsh Youth Parliament please