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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 08/04/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Placements for Newly Qualified Teachers to continue until summer The Welsh Government has announced it will extend its programme of school placements for Newly Qualified Teachers  until the end of the school year.  

Urdd receives St David Award for welcoming people fleeing Ukraine and Afghanistan Congratulations to all finalists and winners. To the Urdd and to the winners of the Critical worker award Michelle Jones and Catherine Cooper, Landsdowne Primary School for the support they showed to families at their school during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here  

New blog post: Launch date announced! National Resource: Evaluation and Improvement (NR:EI) The NR:EI will be launched formally on 11th May with a virtual national introduction leading into sessions at a regional level. 

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

World Education Summit – Registration Still Open One of the major advantages of engaging with the World Education Summit is that attendees have a full year’s access to all Summit content after the event.  Even if you missed the live event, it’s not too late to register to access the platform. This is a great opportunity to get a year’s access to presentations, resources and a huge amount of content to benefit education staff across Wales.  

NEXT Policy Insight 26/04/22. Spaces available! Bookings are still open for the next Policy Insight Event after half term on 26/04/22.  Building on previous events (available ‘on demand’ via Hwb), the next Policy Insight will continue to support schools to prepare for the new curriculum by shining a spotlight on professional learning to support schools to implement the new statutory Religion, values and ethics guidance published in January 2022. Visit Hwb to register.

Reassurance campaign: Changes to self-isolation Although you’re no longer legally required to self-isolate, we still strongly advise that everyone self-isolates and takes a test if they have Covid symptoms. This will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and minimise disruption to learning. We have created new social media assets including this information, which can be found at the top of the reassurance campaign asset bank folder, and will be posted over the next few weeks on the Welsh Government education social media channels.
March 2022 Youth Work Bulletin: Now available!

MORE EDUCATION NEWS

WJEC BLOG: Ian Morgan, WJEC Chief Executive As we look forward to the Easter break, Ian Morgan provides supporting words around the upcoming summer assessments.

WJEC: Gathering insight – developing the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales In recent months, WJEC’s Qualification Development team has been hard at work developing the new Advanced Skills Baccalaureate Wales (ASBW) qualification. As they hit a significant milestone in its development, Qualifications Development Officer, Rachel Dodge, provides an update on the exciting development journey of this new qualification.

Qualifications Wales: Welsh language qualifications – read our latest blog Following the webinar we recently held on the new Welsh language qualifications, Director of Qualifications Policy and Reform Emyr George has written a blog addressing the main themes that emerged from the question and answer session. We have also updated our Frequently Asked Questions webpage with the questions that were asked during the webinar.

Qualifications Wales: Teachers – register your pupils by tomorrow! As part of their Qualified for the future work, Qualifications Wales needs the help of learners from year 5 to those in FE/WBL to help shape the new generation of GCSEs. Together with Practice Solutions, they’re running a series of facilitated focus groups until the end of April and can run some during Easter term if this suits your school/centre. Register your pupils by tomorrow, Friday 8th April.

WELSH GOVERNMENT NEWS

Schools and public buildings to get solar panels as Wales drives community owned renewable energy

HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES

I’m worried about something online…. Check out this new ‘Online issues and worries’ area on Hwb, designed specifically for children and young people.

Minecraft: Education Edition – enriching the new Curriculum for Wales Summer 2022 registration closes 6pm on 15 April 2022.

City Nature Challenge 29 April – 2 May 2022
What’s new in Hwb: 7 April A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

OTHER NEWS

STEM Facilitation Project Schools in Blaenau Gwent are working towards the realisation of the Additional Guidance on Careers and Work-related experiences (CWRE)  by working with local businesses and stakeholders.  The aim is to help learners develop the key skills required by Industry, such as creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem-solving; personal effectiveness; planning and organising. CWRE is across-cutting theme in the Curriculum for Wales. To find out more 

Sanctuary at the Open University We are pleased to announce our upcoming Seminar Series: Displacement, Education, Integration. The first of three seminars, War in Ukraine and forced displacement in Europe, will be taking place on Tuesday 12th April at 12PM-1PM on MS Teams. Registration is required, tickets are now available on our Eventbrite page.

Month of the Military Child APRIL 2022 The SSCE Cymru website includes information and resources that you can use within your school to celebrate and raise awareness of the unique experiences this group of children and young people have and become a more Armed Forces-friendly environment. Engaging in activities during this month will also support your Armed Forces Friendly Schools Cymru status.

The Great Science Teaching Survey 2022 The Institute of Physics is collaborating with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Biology on The Great Science Teaching Survey 2022, to help us build a picture of science teaching throughout Wales and the rest of the UK and Ireland. There are four £100 vouchers available for teachers in Wales to win.

Me and My World: A free film-based resource for Health and Wellbeing Into Film Cymru’s popular Me and My World resource pack enables teachers to use film as a stimulus to discuss topics such as friendship, empathy, resilience, growth mindset and self-belief.

  

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