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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS
Careers and Work-Related Experiences (CWRE) Toolkit and Toolbox now available for schools and settings Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language has launched the new CWRE self-assessment Toolkit and Toolbox. These resources, designed by the Career Development Institute (CDI) through collaborative working with schools, Careers Wales, and key partners including Estyn, aim to enable schools to review their own progress and to plan further improvement and support embedding CWRE in primary, secondary and special schools. Minister’s video message
Assessment: revised guidance; more resources on the way Assessment guidance was updated alongside the changes to Curriculum guidance on 11th January, following the passing of the Curriculum and Assessment Act and in response to legislative consultations.
Creating life-changing international opportunities for learners and educators in Wales Taith – a £65 million international exchange programme, funded by Welsh Government has officially launched. The programme creates opportunities for learners and staff from across Wales to go on exchanges around the world, and will bring learners and staff from around the world to Wales. Minister’s video message
More welsh education news
Please let Teachers of the Deaf who work at your school know about the Hwb Network for Teachers of the Deaf. They can request to join by logging into Hwb and following this link or by searching for Teachers of the Deaf/ Atharwon Plant Byddar in ‘networks’.
The national pilot phase of the NR:EI ends soon, so please provide your feedback here or find the form at the bottom of the NR:EI landing page for full details. Exemplar playlists are already being added to the Resource, and the first from Bryngwyn School is live now. A further 15 will go live by the formal launch of the Resource at the start of the summer term.
Secondment opportunities, Pedagogy, Leadership and Professional Learning Welsh Government
Click on the opportunity for more detail and how to apply. Closing date: 11 February 2022
- Professional Adviser – Blended Learning
- Professional Advisor – National Strategy for Educational research and Enquiry
Findings of a survey carried out in June and July 2021 examining school practitioners’ preparations for the roll-out of Curriculum for Wales.
Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, has announced an extra £191,000 in funding to support Mudiad Meithrin, including funding to help restart parent and toddler groups, Cylch Ti a Fi.
21 March 2022 is a historic moment for children and their rights in Wales. From this day on, physically punishing children will be illegal in Wales.
If you work with children in the education sector including all types of schools and education settings, here’s what you need to know about the change in law: factsheet
Qualifications Wales: Join us as an expert adviser – deadline closes soon!
Qualifications Wales is looking for people who have experience in educational assessment and/or curriculum design to join them as expert advisers (paid roles). Applicants must be fluent in Welsh, have expertise and an interest in assessment and Welsh as a subject, particularly in Welsh Language and Literature as a first language, and/or Welsh in English-medium settings. Applications close at 10am, 10th February, apply via their website.
Remember that you can use the reports generated by the personalised assessment system to help with planning for progression. The webinars on the system will help you refresh your knowledge of the assessments and how to use the information in the reports.
Did you know that Numeracy (Reasoning) Personalised Assessments are live and ready to be scheduled? They differ from Numeracy (Procedural) Personalised Assessments in several ways – see the Administration Handbook for details and ensure your learners try the familiarisation assessments first.
Hwb and other RESOURCES
You can now get emailed the latest news direct to your Hwb account.
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The Winter of Wellbeing in Wales is working its magic via books your pupils love. Libraries have received a (very) long list of nominations of children’s favourite mood-boosting reads and will be sharing the shortlist next week at two very special free after-school online events with favourite authors Eloise Williams and Manon Steffan Ros, and Children’s Laureate Wales Connor Allen. Don’t miss out Winter of Wellbeing (readingagency.org.uk)
The Welsh Rugby Union has partnered with Welsh Government to launch a competition to find a new design for a facemask to be worn by Wales men’s, women’s, and U20’s teams during the 2022 Guinness Six Nations championships.
Technocamps’ annual coding competition for pupils in Wales is back! This year, participants are being asked to create a piece of software under the theme Combatting Climate Change.
The theme of this year’s competition is Explore the Unexplored, and Key Stage 3 pupils from across Wales will be challenged to delve into unchartered territory to design and create a robot that is capable of exploring new and extreme conditions, such as planets, jungles and deserts. In their teams, participants should consider whether the robot can recognise where it is, communicate with other beings and is unique in its skills.