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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 10/02/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Mae’r Gymraeg yn perthyn i ni gyd – Cymraeg belongs to us all 6pm, Thursday 10 February A live event with Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language, who’ll be sharing his vision for our language and its future. To register  

Headteacher event: Curriculum for Wales – towards September 2022: what you need to know and do 4pm, 17 February 2022 If you have not yet received your link to the event chaired by Anna Brychan, Yr Athrofa, with Jeremey Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language, and Owen Evans, HM Chief Inspector of Education and Training, Estyn, please contact dysg@gov.wales  

PISA: Support for schools As we collectively deliver a new curriculum for Wales, raising standards in a national endeavour we all share, PISA 2022 will take a sample of our education system and help us jointly identify the most appropriate next steps. For more information 

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

WJEC: Summer 2022: Advance Information available

The WJEC has published Advance Information for the majority of their GCSE, AS and A level qualifications. 

NEW Policy Insights. Register now!

Bookings are now open for NEW Policy Insight events from March 2022.  The events will showcase work with a diverse range of partners developing NEW professional learning to prepare schools for the Curriculum for Wales.  The first event on March 3rd will focus on diversity and anti-racist professional learning. Visit Hwb to register.

Apprenticeship Week Wales 2022: Minister commits £366 million to deliver 125,000 all age apprenticeships in Wales

The Welsh Government is investing £366 million over the next three years to deliver 125,000 all-age apprenticeships across Wales during this term of government, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced at the start of Apprenticeship Week Wales 2022.

New look online support launched providing mental health support for young people

An online resource dedicated to helping young people aged between 11 and 25 to access mental health support has been relaunched to include new information and advice.

Are you keen to learn how to better support your most able learners to go onto achieve their full potential?

We’re offering a FREE professional development programme for all Seren teachers and tutors. The programme will give you access to a whole host of online training sessions. It’s completely flexible – you can attend as many or as few sessions as you’d like and complete them whenever suits you over the academic year. Join our launch at 6pm on 8 March and sign up for your place on the programme.

NAEL: Leadership Unlocked

Join us for the National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales’ next Leadership Unlocked webinar series. This professional learning event will explore leadership in Wales and internationally. Free, registration essential

SURVEYS

STEM: Influences in Science survey

The Education Subgroup of the Welsh Government’s Equality in STEM Board is looking at how to address the under-representation of some groups in STEM.  As a first step, they want to investigate what influences pupils’ decisions to choose (or to continue to study) Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) subjects. Their short survey for Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 pupils is available on Hwb.

WJEC: Professional Learning Training Survey

We’re always looking to improve our Professional Learning programme here at WJEC.  To ensure we are providing the best service to our existing centres, new centres and those interested in delivering our qualifications, we have produced this short survey to collect your feedback. Your feedback will be invaluable and will enable us to produce a tailored programme of events to meet your needs. Deadline: 28 February 2022.

PERSONALISED ASSESSMENTS

Teachers – do you know the personalised assessment requirements this year?

Schools are encouraged to schedule their assessments early in the school year in order that teachers can use the information to support planning.  These assessments are statutory for the 2021-2022 school year.  See the Administration Handbook for the requirements.

Familiarise your learners with personalised assessments

Familiarisation assessments are accessed on the assessment website via Hwb. These can be used at any time so that your learners know what to expect in the personalised assessments.  Learners can see the different question formats and how to navigate through the assessments.  This is particularly important for Numeracy (Reasoning) where there are hints and audio clips. 

HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES

Digital Dialogue: Wales – Register your interest!

16 and 17 year olds in Wales can vote in Local Government elections in May. The Politics Project’s Digital Dialogue: Wales Programme can support young people, 14 to 18, to learn about their democratic rights. It offers free teacher CPD, resources and online engagements with local government and Senedd politicians.

Changes to Hwb log in process

Britannica ImageQuest Training

Our free webinar focuses on how Britannica ImageQuest can assist teachers in finding trustworthy visual resources and support students when carrying out research.

Dydd Miwsig Cymru – Y Selar Bach, free magazine

Sad that Welsh Language music day is over? Well, here is a free copy of special edition Selar Bach for you and your pupils to enjoy. Also, don’t forget about the Miwsig y Siarter Iaith playlist on BBC Sounds, created this month by Yws Gwynedd!:

BBC Sounds – Miwsig y Siarter Iaith

Y Selar Bach – Welsh Language Music Day Edition

What’s new in Hwb: 03 February

OTHER NEWS

British Council: Health and Well-being residential conference, 11-13 April 2022, Belfast

Organised by British Council, the conference will include expert international speakers from Europe and USA, and focus on mental health for both pupils and staff within a school context.  All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by British Council.  For further information and an application form contact iepwales@britishcouncil.org

International Women’s Day 2022 Toolkit for Schools and Youth Groups

Working with teachers and youth leaders, Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales have developed a free toolkit for schools and youth groups. WEN invites you to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022.

  

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