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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 02/03/2023

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

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:

Personalised Assessments

A toolkit of resources is available to celebrate International School Meals Day, 9 March 2023

Share your stories of how you’re celebrating #ISMD2023

More Education News

Legal age of marriage in England and Wales rises to 18

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.

Children’s Commissioner for Wales: Special Mission

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.

Developing Welsh-Medium Literacy Tests – Appeal for Participants

 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.

Events

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. 

Talk Pedagogy – spring term events 2023

Find out about ‘Talk Pedagogy’ and how to access supporting resources and live conversations.

Schools governor recruitment service in Wales

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.

Collaborative Evidence Network Virtual Seminar Series

Seminar 2 – Vulnerable learners and their families – 14 March, 4-6pmSave the date, time and the link in your calendar!

World Education Summit 2023: 20-23 March

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.

Register here!

HWB AND CURRICULUM FOR WALES RESOURCES

A new resource… Mwy o Stori’r Iaith!

An interactive timeline, videos presenting milestones and historical characters, and a variety of cross-curricular activities.

Minecraft: Education Edition WRU ‘Club of the Future Challenge’ 2022-23 competition is open!

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!

other news

Code Club events – Spring term 2023:

National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO), Cardiff

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.

CyberFirst Girls competition

Congratulations to St Joseph’s RC High School on their recent victory in the National Cyber Security Centre’s Welsh regional CyberFirst Girls Competition.

  

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