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WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS
Primary to secondary Welsh-medium conversion programme There’s never been a better time to teach through the medium of Welsh in Wales’ secondary schools. Your knowledge and experience in primary teaching make you perfect candidates to be a part of the Cynllun Pontio to switch to a career teaching secondary. The closing date is Monday 13 March 2023. Press release
New Blog post The Curriculum for Wales Guidance has been updated. The changes are mainly additions or amendments to existing sections. See our blog!
Get help with school costs for parents and carers A toolkit has been produced for Secondary Schools containing information on Free School Meals and eligibility for School Essentials. The toolkit includes useful content, images and information for your school to share with parents/carers. For more information, click here.
Welsh Government Education News
Public appointments: Commission for Tertiary Education and Research
Closing Date: 27 March 2023. For further details please go to:
- Board Members for the Commission for Tertiary Education & Research (Welsh Essential)
- Appointment of Board Members for the Commission for Tertiary Education & Research (Welsh Desirable)
- When should schools use Personalised Assessments? Personalised Assessments are statutory in 2022 to 2023 and teachers should note that there is no specific ‘window’ for using them. Find out more in the Administration Handbook
- Numeracy Reasoning resources for teachers. Teachers can access Numeracy Reasoning resources from the learner and group reports. Schedule a Numeracy (Reasoning) personalised assessment for your learners via Hwb to gain access to these resources!
Share your stories of how you’re celebrating #ISMD2023
More Education News
Vulnerable children across England and Wales will be better protected from the damaging impact of forced marriage as the legal age of marriage rises to 18 in England and Wales.
For the Spring Special Mission, we have updated our Charter for Change resources to help school staff and pupils to work together to consider the broad range of costs associated with the school day.
The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has funded a research project to create new tests in Welsh; designed to enable teachers to investigate literacy difficulties and assess progress with Secondary age pupils. We are looking for participants to evaluate the content of the proposed tests via online focus groups. To participate, please email or follow the link to register.
National Network Conversation Spring 2023: Supporting curriculum and assessment in our classrooms, 14 March 2023 9.00am – 12.30pm
Building on the 2021-2022 Curriculum Design conversations, this National Conversation will focus on supporting practitioners and school/setting leaders to reflect on their curriculum and assessment design processes since September 2022. Register here.
Please note the closing date for registration is midday on Thursday 9 March.
Find out about ‘Talk Pedagogy’ and how to access supporting resources and live conversations.
- This week has a series of AoLE workshops for the National Curriculum for Wales programme.
w/c 6 March, 3:45pm
- Thema Newydd – Effeithiolrwydd cynyddol fel dysgwr.
14 March, 3:45pm
4-5pm on Tuesday 21 March 2023 via Zoom
Does your school need to fill any governor vacancies? Are you looking for volunteers to help drive strategic change? Learn how Governors for Schools could support you at their FREE session. Register here.
Seminar 2 – Vulnerable learners and their families – 14 March, 4-6pm. Save the date, time and the link in your calendar!
The World Education Summit gathers the best educators and thought leaders from around the world. The Welsh Government will meet all the costs of registration for key Education Staff groups. As well as live access to the event, registration gives you full access to recorded sessions for a year afterwards.
HWB AND CURRICULUM FOR WALES RESOURCES
An interactive timeline, videos presenting milestones and historical characters, and a variety of cross-curricular activities.
Registration to access the WRU Club of the Future 2022-23 Team is now live.
‘Understanding, preventing and responding to online sexual harassment’ training opportunity for secondary school DSPs
Dates confirmed for March. Register now!
Code Club events – Spring term 2023:
- Getting Started with Code Club
Friday 10 March, 9:30am – 12pm Valleys Innovation Centre, CF45 4SN
Central South Consortia have invited us to tell you about Code Club, what we do and how you can get involved by starting a club of your own. Sign up for the workshop.
- Code Club codealong for British Science Week
Tuesday 14 March, 11-12pm
Celebrate British Science Week by bringing your students to our themed codealong. Sign up for the British Science Week codealong.
NOYO is the world’s first disabled-led national youth ensemble, promoting musical excellence and giving some of the UK’s most talented young disabled and non-disabled musicians a progression route. Join us for our Cardiff open day on Saturday 11 March.
Congratulations to St Joseph’s RC High School on their recent victory in the National Cyber Security Centre’s Welsh regional CyberFirst Girls Competition.