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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 05/10/2021

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Roll-out of COVID vaccination for 12 to 15-year-olds gathers pace in Wales As 12 to 15-year-olds across Wales start to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, the Health Minister today (4 October) confirmed they will all be offered a vaccine by the end of October half-term. Please share this leaflet with your learners – ‘COVID-19 vaccination For children and young people aged 12 to 15 years’  

Interested in a conversation with the Minister? Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, is keen to hear your views. He will be holding monthly conversations with a small group of headteachers/ principals. If you are interested in taking part, please email dysg@gov.wales  

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

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 Arad 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.

Personalised Assessments – Training materials Refresh your understanding of the Personalised Assessments and reports with the step-by-step videos and webinars on the system.  The webinars will help you consider how you can use the assessment feedback and progress reports to support teaching and learning.

Guidance for boarding schools, colleges and universities about under 18’s arriving from red list countries: isolation arrangements

Reporting Lateral Flow Test (LFT) results can now be submitted in Welsh via Gov.uk

Qualifications Wales  Reviewing the Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (Level 3): We are seeking applications from practitioners who can demonstrate  sound  knowledge, understanding and experience of delivering the current Advance Skills Challenge Certificate (level 3). More Welsh-medium sport and public services qualifications to be available following review
Children’s Commissioner for Wales: Annual Report 20/21

hwb and other resources

Young Money Matters Young Money will be delivering 16,500 copies of Your Money Matters, a financial education textbook, free into over 200 secondary schools across Wales this month, thanks to funding from Martin Lewis and the Money and Pensions Service. The textbook, which is in both English and Welsh, is accompanied by a digital Teacher’s Guide and a PowerPoint edition of the textbook. 

Y Termiadur Addysg Since the start of the latest term, hundreds of new terms from subjects such as Drama, Criminology and Sociology have been added to Y Termiadur Addysg’s terminology dictionary within the Ap Geiriaduron app. The Ap Geiriaduron dictionary app is available from the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), and will automatically update itself over Wifi if already installed.

The new look ‘Keeping safe online’ on Hwb The ‘Keeping safe online’ area of Hwb has been completely refreshed to help you find up-to-date online safety, cyber security and data protection guidance, resources and events. The new topic pages include online sexual harrassment and sharing nudes and semi-nudes.

Hwb user research and testing group Join the group with your Hwb account using the code lxrcf14 in Microsoft Teams. We will be regularly adding new links to user tests and surveys for you to complete online. Your responses and feedback will be anonymous and will help us to continually improve Hwb.

Free training events for practitioners Creating activities for students with Chromebooks and Google Workspace – 6 October Cyber Resilience exercise for senior leaders in schools – 22 October

What’s new in Hwb: 30 September A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

  

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