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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS
High Standards and Aspirations for all In a keynote speech to the Bevan Foundation (16 June), the Minister for Education and Welsh Language outlined measures to tackle the impact of poverty on educational attainment and set high standards for all. Keynote speech
Exploring Reform of the School Year As a government, we are committed to exploring the structure of the school year to see if we can better support learner and staff wellbeing, tackle disadvantage and educational inequalities, and bring it more into line with modern and future patterns of family life and employment. Report
The Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill On 28 June, the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill was passed by the Senedd. It is anticipated that the Bill will receive Royal Assent in August and work will then begin on the process of the establishment of the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research. The Minister for Education and Welsh Language is grateful to all stakeholders who contributed to the development of the Bill and looks forward to continuing to work with you in the future to ensure the success of these reforms.
MORE WELSH Government NEWS
Progress report on strengthening teaching of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities’ histories and experiences
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
Thinking of undertaking Initial Teacher Education Training? Check out your entitlement under the Priority Subject Incentive for academic year 2022/23 #TeachingWales
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.
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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.
Teachers can use their professional judgement to choose when to share feedback and progress reports from Personalised Assessments with parents/carers. This could be at a parents’ evening or at the end of term.
Celebrating Youth Work Week 23–30 June
It’s #YouthWorkWeek – with a focus on well-being this year. Promoting the health and wellbeing of our young people is essential to improve education outcomes and life chances. The Minister says thank you to all those who work with and support our young people every day.
The Youth Work Excellence Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate outstanding youth work practice in Wales. Closes 1 July 2022 Good luck!
A new board is being established to review the vocational qualifications on offer to learners and employers in Wales.
There’s still time to apply. Closing date 4 July 2022
professional learning and courses
Careers Wales: Certificate in Careers Leadership
Careers and work-related experiences (CWRE) is a cross-cutting theme in the Curriculum for Wales. Careers Wales is offering 15 places on the Level 6 qualification in Careers Leadership for those with responsibility for CWRE in schools and settings across Wales, endorsed by the National Academy of Educational Leadership Wales. For more details, please visit Careers Leadership Certificate
FREE on-line Anti-bullying training for Governors in Wales
Anti-bullying Alliance and Kidscape Anti-Bullying Training for Governors in Wales FREE online courses can be accessed in Welsh and English from the following online learning platform
The Welcome Trust has provided PSQM with legacy funding to support primary science teaching in Wales.
PSQM provides training, mentoring and support to science subject leaders.
HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES
It is important to understand the permanency of what is shared online and the potential audience today and in the future. Find out more about helping children and young people to manage their online reputation and digital footprint, including an insightful article from Careers Wales
This online conference will provide you with an opportunity to hear about the different initiatives that e-sgol are working on, and from other stakeholders that engage with e-sgol, including Microsoft and WJEC.
A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.
From September 2022, the new Health and well-being area of learning and experience in the Curriculum for Wales supports schools to provide learners with appropriate opportunities to assess and manage risk so they can keep themselves and others safe.
The Joint Mathematical Council of the UK are conducting a national survey to collect information on how digital technology is being used by teachers of mathematics and numeracy in UK schools, colleges, early years’ and community learning settings. The survey closes on 17 July 2022.