P-05-707 Teachers' Training Must Include Statutory Training in Autism



This petition was submitted by Tim Thomas, having collected 316 signatures.


Petition Wording

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to ensure that teachers' training must include statutory training in Autism. 

 One of the major concerns for people caring for people with Autism is the lack of understanding from teachers and others working in the education profession. While teaching in Wales is of high quality, improvements could be made in raising awareness of Autism, especially given how common it has become in society.

It is proposed, as part of the English Teacher's training review, Special Education Needs, including Autism will be a key part of teachers' training in England.

The review of the Initial Teacher Education in Wales must ensure that teachers get specific and statutory training in supporting people with Autism within the school environment.


A school pupil writing at a desk

School pupil



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 17/10/17.

The Committee agreed to close the petition, given the previous satisfaction expressed by the petitioner and the fact that no further responses have recently been received. Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 11/10/2016


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Bridgend
  • South Wales West


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 08/08/2016