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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 01/10/2021

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.



New blog post: Additions and Changes to Curriculum Guidance 

New content has been added, and some alterations made, to the Curriculum for Wales Framework guidance.

Learning of Black, Asian and minority ethnic histories included in new Welsh Curriculum Wales is set to become the first UK nation to make teaching of Black, Asian and minority ethnic histories and experiences mandatory in the school curriculum.

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Research into data and information needs and uses across the school system in Wales Have you been wondering how information and data will be used in the new evaluation, improvement and accountability arrangements to support Curriculum for Wales? The Welsh Government is looking to define a reformed data and information ecosystem through research being carried out by Social Finance.

Education Support: School Staff Well-being Hub Taking Care of Teachers: mental health and wellbeing hub is available for schools to access for FREE here.  It is THE place for information, tools and guidance on school staff mental health and wellbeing in Wales.

Secondment Opportunity – Professional Adviser: Curriculum and Assessment (x2) Closing date: 23:55 – 10 October 2021

Evaluation of Global Futures. Survey on International Languages   We have commissioned Research to carry out an evaluation of Global Futures, a strategy to promote multilingualism and global citizenship. The survey is aimed at secondary school heads of International Languages and primary school International Languages leads. This is a short 10 minute survey with a closing date of 22 October 2021.

National Procurement Service Supply Agency Framework If using agencies to meet your cover needs, you should use those that have signed up to the Code of Practice for Ethical Employment in Supply Chains and our wider Fair Work principles.

Hwb for Supply Teachers The pioneering digital learning platform is available to all supply teachers in Wales.  If you have not already signed up for an account, click here to request full access to the Hwb digital learning platform.

Hwb: Would you like to play a lead role in the future of digital learning in Wales?  You can apply for the Deputy Director, Digital Learning job until October 19 2021.

Scam warning: fake vaccine consent form Since August, schools across Wales and the United Kingdom have increasingly been targeted by anti-vaccine groups as the vaccine rollout has been extended to younger age groups. More information on Immunisation and Vaccines  https://phw.nhs.wales/vaccines

COVID-19 vaccination A guide for children and young people – Public Health Wales (nhs.wales) This leaflet from Public Health Wales explains the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme for children and young people. 

Written Statement: Funding to support childcare and play services (24 September 2021) 

Mapping and review of enterprise and employer engagement (EEE) activity across schools in Wales: final report A commissioned report by Arad Research that features careers and work-related experiences (CWRE) in the curriculum.

Estyn: Survey – how effectively do we communicate? 

hwb and other resources

Cross curricular flash cards  Foundation Phase This is a comprehensive package consisting of 6 wonderful units based on the popular Atebol books and Atebol Story Time. The pack contains 30 teacher cards outlining possible focus activities, opportunities to enrich the continuous provision areas and a guide to planning the statements of what matters and progression steps. Resource created and published by Atebol.

Welsh Government: Hwb user research and testing group Join our Hwb user research and testing group and help us make Hwb even better.

Welsh Government: Planning our Wales The Welsh Government have updated the series of resources and toolkits for schools which will help develop learners’ understanding of planning in Wales, including Future Wales – the national plan 2040.

Clic-it Cymru: Online newspaper – September’s issue of Clic-it Cymru released! Issue 22: September 2021 of Clic-it Cymru has been released. Inside, there are articles on Dolffins, Climate Change, Tokyo Olympic Games and many more!

Minecraft: Education Edition – enriching the new Curriculum for Wales: 4 October The Minecraft: Education Edition training course is based on an action research design, incorporating a reflective process as part of a ‘community of practice’.

Hanes yn y Tir – resource suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils. Published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch. In this book, historian Elin Jones shows us that evidence from the past is to be seen everywhere in Wales today. She takes us on a visual journey through over 5,000 years of history, and around every part of Wales. Also available in English: History Grounded.

Blue Light Hub Gaming App THE Welsh Ambulance Service has launched a new bilingual gaming app which helps teach young people about appropriate use of 999 and what happens when you call 999. Aimed at 7-12 year olds, the Blue Light Hub App is free to download on Google and Apple app stores.

Other news

Cwis Dim Clem – join in the fun of the Quiz across Wales! Over 150 schools and over 3,000 year 6 pupils took part in 2020-21. Why not get your school’s year 6 involved this year? For more information please contact your local Menter Iaith visit https://mentrauiaith.cymru/en/

MIT Global Teaching Labs in Wales 2022 Are you looking for something to boost STEM education in your school? The MIT GTL in Wales 2022 programme will run from 4th to 28th January 2022 and is open to all primary & secondary schools and FE colleges in Wales. For more information about this initiative, supported by the Minister for Education, and to get involved click here to visit the programme microsite.

Spanish Embassy Education Office training for teachers Face-to face full training day in London with the Spanish Embassy Education Office, for primary and secondary teachers of Spanish. Save the date: Saturday 2 October 2021. All the information can be found on the Consejería de Educación website here.

  

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