Maintained schoolsSchools that a local authority has a duty to maintain, which include:
- any county or voluntary school;
- community schools and community special schools;
- foundation schools and foundation special schools; and
- any maintained special school not set up as a hospital.
This is a system of communication that uses a vocabulary of ‘key word’ manual signs and gestures to support speech, as well as graphic symbols to support the written word. It is used by and with people who have communication, language or learning difficulties.
Making the Connections
The policy for public service reform in Wales. It sets out the Welsh Government’s vision for a prosperous, sustainable, bilingual, healthier and better-educated Wales.
Mathematics and playThis is a programme designed for parents and carers and their pre-school children. It is part of Basic Skills CymruStrategy.
A customisable management information system (MIS) developed by the Tribal Group. It is designed for work-based learning but can be adapted to suit the needs of different providers.
An adult who acts as an adviser or guide for the learner.
Mid-YISMiddle Years Information System. ALIS, YELLIS and Mid-YIS are monitoring systems produced by the University of Durham. They use data from tests and questionnaires completed by students to provide an external comparative analysis of the data as well as data on pupil progress (value added).
The National Association for Mental Health in the United Kingdom
Minority ethnic achievement grant
The objective of MEAG is to improve educational opportunity for all minority ethnic learners for whom English or Welsh is an additional language, to offer asylum seeker pupils the special support they need and, broadly, to improve minority ethnic pupils’ standards of achievement across the board.
These give employed learners training to National Vocational Qualification level 3 or higher. The learners also need to complete key skills and technical certificates.
Her Majesty’s Inspectors in Estyn carry out monitoring visits each year to independent schools that cater for pupils with special educational needs. The purpose of these visits is to provide a report to the Welsh Government on the standards and quality of education and to identify important issues for improvement in these schools.
Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin
This is the organisation for Welsh-medium nursery education. It aims to give every young child in Wales the opportunity to benefit from early years services and experiences through the medium of Welsh.