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ISHERWOOD: WE MUST BETTER PREPARE PUPILS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:00
A NORTH Wales Assembly Member, who earlier this week expressed his concern at the number of pupils in Wales who are entering secondary school without meeting basic standards in the core curriculum subjects of English, Welsh, maths and science, yesterday urged the Welsh Government to consider recommendations for the development of a middle phase (8-13 year olds) in the education system, which would make the transition from primary to secondary school easier for pupils.

Speaking in the Welsh Conservative debate on the matter, Mark Isherwood, said: “It is shocking that one in six pupils feel ill prepared when they begin Secondary School and that fixed termed exclusions rise by 210% as pupils struggle to cope with the transition.”

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ISHERWOOD: AM JOINS CALLS TO END DISABILITY HATE CRIME IN WALES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:00
 MARK Isherwood, Assembly Member for North Wales, has joined calls to end learning disability hate crime in Wales. Mr Isherwood attended a reception last week by Mencap Cymru to raise awareness of the problem among individuals with learning disabilities and professionals, and to increase reports and convictions.People with a learning disability are often at greater risk of hate crime because of their perceived vulnerability due to their support needs, or simply because they may be seen as easier targets.  Incidents can include theft, harassment, assault and even murder.  The figures available are very low, and there are often problems accurately capturing data.  Many incidents of hate crime are logged as anti-social behaviour, or are classified as different types of hate crime depending on the location, distorting data even further.  This in turn can make it very difficult for police forces and other agencies to plan ahead and target hate crime, or put together a comprehensive picture of persistent abuse.

Mr Isherwood  said: “I am pleased to be supporting Mencap Cymru in their efforts to tackle this problem.

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ISHERWOOD: CALLS ON WELSH GOVERNMENT TO EMBRACE THE ‘BIG SOCIETY’ PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2011 11:59
 NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has called on the Welsh Government to embrace the ‘Big Society,’ highlighting the crucial role of the third sector in delivering social services. Welcoming the principles outlined in the report ‘Sustainable Social Services for Wales: A Framework for Action’, Mr Isherwood said: “As the report states “We expect the full engagement of the third sector in the provision of community-based support services”.

 Mr Isherwood, who last year as a Patron of the British Association of Social Workers Cymru presented their innovative Social Worker Award to a qualified social worker in Wrexham who has been working for the NSPCC since 1996, emphasised the need to take a whole service approach that puts people in communities rather than service deliverers at the centre.

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ISHERWOOD: AM CONCERNED AT NUMBER OF PUPILS IN NORTH WALES FAILING TO ACHIEVE STANDARDS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2011 11:59
  WELSH Conservative AM Mark Isherwood is concerned that a substantial number of pupils throughout North Wales are entering secondary school without meeting basic standards in the core curriculum subjects of English, Welsh, maths and science.

Figures for 2010 obtained by the Welsh Conservatives show that the percentage of North Wales pupils not achieving level 4 or above at Key Stage 2 in Maths was as high as 17.3% in Denbighshire (the all Wales figure was 16.7%), in English was as high as 18.6% in Wrexham (the all Wales figure was 18.1%), in Welsh was as high as 23.7% in Anglesey (the all Wales figure was 19%) and in Science was as high as 14.2% in Wrexham (the all Wales figure was 13.6%).

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ISHERWOOD: AM SUPPORTS SAVE THE CHILDREN’S ‘NO CHILD BORN TO DIE’ CAMPAIGN PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2011 11:56
  NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, is supporting Save the Children’s national No Child Born To Die campaign to stop the deaths of 8 million children from preventable causes every year.    

In the world’s poorest countries, children are dying at a rate too awful to think about. Pneumonia and diarrhoea are the biggest killers of under-fives globally accounting for three times more deaths than malaria and HIV.

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