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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 23/06/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Progress report on strengthening teaching of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities’ histories and experiences published We have published an Annual Report on implementation of the recommendations from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, Contributions and Cynefin in the New Curriculum Working Group report. Highlights include the progress on the wider professional learning offer, including in Initial Teachers Education, and the launch of the Betty Campbell MBE Professional Teaching Award. Written Statement

“Radical action needed to create a truly equitable education system for all.” In a keynote speech to the Bevan Foundation (16 June), the Education Minister will outline measures to tackle the impact of poverty on educational attainment and set high standards for all.  Bevan Foundation – view the keynote speech again

MORE WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Vacancies: Appointment Of Board Members to Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board 

There are two posts available, with one post Welsh essential.  Links to both posts are posted below.

Educators Wales

Educators Wales allows you to post the job, qualification, and professional learning opportunities you have on offer, completely free of charge.  Once up and running, you’ll start matching with talented education professionals looking for the next step in their careers.

Welsh education news

BookTust Cymru:

Free Welsh and English picture book for every Reception-aged child in Wales, arriving at EVERY school in Wales with a reception class week commencing 4 July.

  • additional copies of Sara a’r Stranc and I Am a Tiger, so that every child can have a copy of each of the books to take home and keep. Funded by Welsh Government.
  • Pori Drwy Stori Reception resources: supporting literacy, numeracy and home-school links  

If you have any questions or have not received your delivery by the 18 July please get in touch ASAP poridrwystori@booktrust.org.uk

Personalised assessments

Seeing how your learners are progressing

Personalised assessment progress reports are updated each time an assessment is taken in order to build up a picture of learner and class/group progress over time. Have you scheduled assessments yet this year to find out how your learners are progressing? Remember, the personalised assessments are statutory in the 2021-2022 school year and the requirements are set out in the Administration Handbook

Build on your knowledge of the Reasoning assessments

A new pre-recorded webinar on using the reasoning reports and accompanying resources is now available. This follows an earlier webinar ‘An introduction to Numeracy (Reasoning)’, published in March.

MIS reminder for schools

Please remember, when learners transfer to another school in Wales, their Personalised Assessment data transfers with them.  This includes learners moving from primary school to secondary school.

hwb and other resources

Online reputation and digital footprint

Help children and young people to manage their digital footprint and reputation with new guidance now available on Keeping Safe Online

Regional finalists announced for the WRU Club of the Future competition

We are thrilled to announce our twelve regional finalists for our WRU Minecraft: Education Edition Club of the Future competition.

What resource collections would you like to see on Hwb?

Get involved! We are looking for your views on what resource collections we should create on Hwb.

What’s new in Hwb: 16 June

A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

OTHER NEWS

Curriculum for Wales: International languages support for Primary teachers

The Open University in Wales is running a free online webinar on Monday 27 June 15.45-16.45 for primary school teachers interested in registering for a CPD module for 2022-2023 on Teachers Learning to Teach Languages in primary schools (TELT) at the Open University in Wales. For more information on the modules, sign up through the link below.

  

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