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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 06/12/2021

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Online abuse of teaching professionals on social media  TikTok videos targeting teachers – support from Professionals Online Safety Helpline  

Blog post: The new Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Code – what it is and what it’s not! The forthcoming Curriculum for Wales has been well received for the way it will help our young people survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world. RSE will play an important part in delivering on the Curriculum’s aspirations. RSE playlist on Hwb  

Schools: coronavirus guidance Recently updated FAQs. What are the changes to guidance on use of face coverings in schools? Are Face Coverings required in childcare settings? What is the current guidance on use of face coverings in schools?

MORE WELSH GOVERNMENT NEWS

‘Disrupt the transmission’ – latest Keep Wales Safe campaign launches Disrupt the transmission assets

Draft Children’s Rights Scheme 2021 How we will consider the rights of children and young people in the work we do. Children and young people’s version

Welsh language immersion support for learners to be expanded Wales-wide Eight local authority areas will create their first Welsh language late immersion centres and all Welsh local authorities will receive additional funding to focus on establishing new late immersion provision.

Written Statement: The Welsh Government response to the Children’s Commissioner for Wales’ Annual Report 2020-21 Jane Hutt, MS, Minister for Social Justice 

Mentors to support NQTs Funding is being made available during the 2021/2022 academic year to support the role of induction mentor. The purpose of the funding is to enable schools to release induction mentors to support NQTs. 

Personalised Assessments – Training materials Remember that you can use the reports generated by the personalised assessment system to help with planning for progression. The step-by-step videos and webinars on the system will help you refresh your knowledge of how to use the information in the reports.

Public Appointments – National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales We are seeking 3 new Board Members to join the National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales. The Board plays a critical role in providing constructive challenge, support and direction. Closing date for applications 22 December 2021. For further details and to apply

HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES

The Edit Competition

Hour of Code:TimeCraft! Back in time to save the future travel! By Minecraft: Education Edition

Online grooming: close the door to abusers

ESTYN

Estyn: The Annual Report 2020-2021

Estyn: Areas of interest The links provided are the latest communications around our work.  Our inspection and engagement work during 2021−2022 will focus on supporting renewal and reform and we have information on this available on our website. Please also find information on what to expect: Engagement activity in maintained schools and PRUs Resuming our regular activity Thematic work

OTHER NEWS WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST

Canmlwyddiant Yr Urdd 2022 will be a huge year for the Urdd. There are a host of events and celebrations planned throughout the year for members, supporters and friends around the world.

Group for Education in Museums (GEM) project survey GEM is an exciting project to determine the existing level of understanding and awareness regarding the introduction of the new curriculum for Wales. If you work in a Welsh school, please fill in this survey. An initial training event for both museum and school staff will be organised by GEM early in the Spring term.

Logo Lift Off! Competition from the UK Space Agency  Next year, the UK will be launching small satellites into space and to celebrate this, children are being asked design a logo to commemorate these first launches. The winning design will be displayed on the first rockets launching into space from the UK. Closing date 11 March 2022. 

  

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