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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS
Written Statement: Prioritising PCR Testing Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Health and Social Services
£18 million to strengthen support for children and young people with Additional Learning Needs New funding to support children and young people with Additional Learning Needs has been announced by Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language. Video message from the Minister
MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS
We have decided to introduce a small delay to the roll out of pilot inspections for schools and PRUs but will continue with our plans for inspection in other sectors. Read about what’s happening for each sector in the spring term, on our website.
Press notice: An update on exams this year
Learners, parents and carers Frequently Asked Questions
Welsh Government have made new regulations about the duties on local authorities under the Equality Act 2010 that relate to disability discrimination in schools. New guidance has also been published to support local authorities to undertake these duties in a consistent, Wales-wide approach. The Regulations and guidance document can be found here.
Our exciting new international exchange programme will take Wales to the world and bring the world to Wales. But first it needs a name.
Have your say: nametheopportunity.cymru
HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES
Arrangements that will allow schools to continue recording Google Meet sessions via Hwb until 31 July 2022 are now in place.
As part of Future Wales – the national plan 2040, the Welsh Government has produced educational resources to help involve and engage children and young people in planning. These resources give an overview of planning and encourage young people to help to shape the places they live in. The resources are available here Secondary school resource. The accessible versions of Future Wales have also been updated, including the young people’s summary and the easy read version.
Qualifications Wales is still looking for teachers, tutors, and subject specialists to join one of their stakeholder level working groups or AoLE networks, to help develop high-level content and assessment arrangements for future GCSEs in different subjects. Practitioners with experience of teaching and assessing the National/ Foundation Skills Challenge Certificate are also needed. The groups will run until June 2022. To apply visit the Qualifications Wales website by Friday 14 January.
To celebrate this year’s #DyddMiwsigCymru, @Miwsig_ are on the search for Wales next pop superstar. Challenge your pupils to write the verses to a pop song using as much Welsh as possible and your school could win £250.
Please see this link to download the SSCE Cymru Newsletter (Winter 2021)
Technocamps offers free STEM and Computer Science workshops for secondary schools, delivered virtually or in-person depending on your school’s needs. Topics include Ethics, Technology and the Future, the Welsh Bacc, Web evelopment and Animation. All workshops are fully funded through support from the Welsh Government.
Technocamps is working with Next Tech Girls to offer 14-16 year old girls three days of work experience with technology companies. This is a chance for female pupils to get an insight into tech careers and opportunities, make friends and boost their CVs or university applications from the comfort of home!