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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 27/05/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

National Network Conversation 21 and 22 June, 2022 – Curriculum Design As a follow up to the National Network Conversations in Spring 2022, a National Network Conversation on Curriculum. This conversation will bring together thinking and discussion regarding Curriculum Design – building on the previous conversations and analysis Closing date is 13 June, book early as places are limited.

Igniting the love of reading: A book for each pupil to keep as the Schools Love Reading programme is launched All pupils aged 3–16 in state schools in Wales will be receiving a book of their own to keep as the Books Council of Wales and the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, launch the Schools Love Reading programme.

Curriculum for Wales

Supporting transition from the current arrangements to Curriculum for Wales

We’ve published an update to provide additional information to help schools and settings prepare for the roll-out of Curriculum for Wales as well as supporting learners under the current assessment arrangements

NEW: Editable resources for schools to share with parents/carers

To support schools with communications to parents regarding the curriculum, we’ve created editable newsletter templates which schools can update, and which include useful links to Welsh Government resources. 

Curriculum for Wales – what’s legally required for September?

The legal requirements for introduction of the new curriculum in September are threaded through the wider curriculum guidance on Hwb. 

Pembroke Dock Community School – our approach to developing curriculum

Careers and Work-Related Experiences (CWRE)

Engage with learners to help raise awareness of the world of work and the range of available career choices.

Guidance

Toolkit and Toolbox

Whole School Approach

Find out how building stronger relationships with your friends and teachers can help and support you.

Professional learning

Your Professional Learning Entitlement – Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say

Please join us on 7 or 8 June to find out about the NEW National Professional Learning entitlement.  These sessions are targeted at supply teachers and supply agencies and governors.  They are also open to teachers, teaching assistants, supply teachers and head teachers working in primary, secondary and special schools and PRUs across Wales who missed sessions for wider school staff this term.

Please complete the Booking Form to register.

NEW Policy Insights – Spaces available!

Bookings are still open for NEW Policy Insight Events after half term.  The first event on June 14th will launch the Digital Professional Learning Journey (DPLJ) and showcase the national professional learning offer for digital learning. The second event on July 7th will explore a range of collaborative enquiry projects, demonstrating their unique value to practitioners and the wider system.  Visit Hwb to register.

Kidscape: Anti-bullying training for teachers and governors

Visit the website to book your place for sessions during June and July on the ‘Rights, Respect, Equality School Support Webinar and ‘Anti-Bullying training for governors’.

More Welsh Government Education News

Written Statement: Welsh Government response to incident of alleged racist bullying in Blaenau Gwent

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education

Written Statement: School Enrichment Trials

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

Salaried Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Aspire to become a teacher? There are 150 places available for individuals who wish to undertake a Salaried PGCE in September 2023.

Welsh universities change lives with artificial intelligence and data science

Welsh Government investment in universities collaborating in data science and artificial intelligence is changing lives and helping Wales become an international leader in the field. As part of the Digital Strategy for Wales, £500,000 of funding is being shared between 22 innovative projects.

Written Statement: Support for Higher Education students seeking sanctuary from the war in Ukraine (25 May 2022)

25 May 2022 Cabinet statement Education and skills and International and EU

HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES

Careers Wales: Career Discovery Week – 4 to 8 July

Get your pupils motivated about their futures!

Teachers and pupils from secondary schools, special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs) for years 8, 9 and 10 are invited to a week-long online programme of work-related activities.

Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) training and exams via Hwb!

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the world’s more recognised computing qualification for proving a person’s skills and abilities in Microsoft Office applications.

Free Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) training and exams via Hwb!

The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification validates that educators have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students.

Hwb ‘rollover’ to academic year 2022/23

School action required: Preparing your school’s Hwb accounts for the first day of term in September 2022.

What’s new in Hwb: 19 May

What resource collections would you like to see on Hwb?

OTHER NEWS

Hello Citbag! A new online hub from Sport Wales

Sport Wales has launched a new hub for its renowned physical literacy resources. Hundreds of activities – including Dragon Sport and Play to Learn – are now available to access online for the first time. Designed to support children’s motivation, confidence, physical competence and knowledge and understanding, which are central to physical literacy, the resources will help delivery of the new Curriculum for Wales. Read more here. 

Life’s Big Questions – weekly science challenges for schools this summer term

Dreamachine Schools invites teachers and pupils across the UK to take part in Life’s Big Questions – an interactive nationwide children’s survey into the senses this summer term with Martin Dougan (CBBC Newsround). The first 500 schools to register will have the opportunity to win an in-school science workshop! Sign up now

  

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