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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 02/03/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

#HoliJeremy, 6pm on Wednesday 2 March Do you have a question about education in Wales or the Welsh language? Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language will be holding a live Q&A on Twitter. Please tweet your questions using #HoliJeremy

Power up! Campaign for young people Careers Wales, e-sgol, Qualifications Wales, WJEC and Welsh Government, have come together to deliver a campaign which provides hints, tips and information for young people to help them through the 2022 exam and assessment season.  Please share with your learners. Welcome to the Keep Wales Learning content hub

New blog post: Curriculum resources A ‘really useful’ resource pack was put together by the Minister for his recent headteachers’ conference.

Keynote speech – Further Education in Wales – 6pm, 10 March 2022  A live event with the Minister for Education and Welsh Language.  An opportunity for the Minister to share his vision and priorities for the Further Education sector in Wales.  Followed by a Q&A session with the Minister and Guy Lacey, Principal/Chief Executive Coleg Gwent Chair, Colegau Cymru. No need to register. You can view the live feed here Further Education in Wales

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Face covering legal requirement lifted in many indoor public places

The legal requirement to wear a face covering in many indoor public places has today come to an end.

Get involved in the National Network for Curriculum Development!

Register now for this term’s conversations about Curriculum Design, Qualifications Reform, and Welsh History, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic histories. Get involved

Primary to secondary Welsh-medium conversion programme

Primary teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and able to teach through the medium of Welsh can apply to receive training and support in order to convert to teach in the secondary sector. More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found here. Closing date is 21 March 2022.

Consultation – Proposals to add to the categories of those required to register with the Education Workforce Council

We are seeking views on amending the registration categories the Education Workforce Council (EWC) must regulate.  This supports work to review the independent schools regulations, and to strengthen regulations for those working in the youth and post-16 sectors. Closes 24 May 2022. 

Survey now open – An Exploration of the Development of Community Schools in Wales

A group of University researchers, on behalf of Welsh Government, are surveying schools in Wales to understand how they engage with their communities. Take part in the survey today!  Closes 11 March.

written and oral statements

Written Statement: Proposals to add to the categories of those required to register with the Education Workforce Council

Written Statement: Review of the Childcare Offer for Wales hourly rate

Written Statement: The Final Budget 2022-23

Written Statement: UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK

Oral Statement: The Children and Young People’s Plan

Press release

Oral Statement: Period Dignity

Oral Statement: Healthy Weight, Healthy Wales 2022-2024

Press notice

personalised assessments

How are you making use of the personalised assessment reports?

Many schools have already used them to aid their planning for progression. Take a look at what Minera Primary School in Wrexham has been doing. 

Dual registered learners

The Personalised Assessments – school user guide 2021-2022 has been updated with an annexe on using personalised assessments with learners who have dual registration at a school and a pupil referral unit. Teachers may access the school user guide by logging into Hwb.

hwb and other resources

Talk Pedagogy – an online community

There is an exciting new calendar for the Spring/Summer in this next phase of Talk Pedagogy. Have a look and join in.

Giving young people a say about sport in Wales

Schools across Wales will soon be invited by Sport Wales to take part in the 2022 School Sport Survey.

Free Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) training and exams via Hwb!

Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) training and exams via Hwb!

What’s new in Hwb: 24 February

other news

World Education Summit, 21-24 March

Registration is now open for Education Staff across Wales to attend this world leading conference.  Welsh Government are meeting all the costs of registration for a number of attendees.  This allows live access to the event and full access to recorded sessions for a year afterwards. Your school will have received an email on how to register.

WISERD Education Multi-Cohort Study (WMCS)

Cardiff University are currently inviting selected secondary schools to participate in the WG-funded WMCS – now in its tenth year. Should you be approached, we hope you agree to take part. We think you will find the study and its findings informative and useful.

  

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