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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 03/07/2024

Power Up 2024: survey Now that exam and assessments have finished for this year, we have put together an online survey to gather feedback on Power Up 2024. We invite you to participate in our feedback survey to help us refine and improve the materials to better support learning needs of all learners. Get started and share the survey with others.

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Get help with school costs: Information to share with parents/carers

We are offering support to eligible learners with Free School Meals and the Schools Essential Grant. Please refer to our information sheet on Get Help with School Costs which provides primary schools with key content and assets for sharing with parents / carers across their channels – now available in community languages.

Evaluation of Curriculum for Wales survey

We are looking for teachers and senior leaders in schools and PRUs to help us test a survey that will be sent to schools across Wales as part of an evaluation of the Curriculum for Wales. This would involve taking part in a 45-minute discussion with researchers about the questionnaire.

Media literacy: misinformation

Find out more about media literacy and how it can be used to help learners spot misinformation.

Personalised Assessments

  • Training materials – Refresh your understanding of the personalised assessments and reports with the step-by-step videos and webinars on the system.  The webinars will help you consider how you can use the assessment feedback and progress reports to support teaching and learning.
  • 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 mandatory in the 2023 to 2024 school year and the requirements are set out in the Administration Handbook.

Youth Work Week 2024 highlights

The Youth Work sector has shared some examples of the brilliant work that they do across Wales, to see highlights please visit @IeuenctidCymru.

more education news

Careers Wales: Enterprise & Entrepreneurship resource developments

Careers Wales are pleased to announce the launch of several new enterprise and entrepreneurship teaching and learning resources.

Qualifications Wales has published an Art, Creative and Media review report

Qualifications Wales has published an Art, Creative and Media review report, which covered post-16 vocational qualifications in several subject areas. The review confirms that qualifications are accessible, meet the needs of learners, and are available bilingually in English and Cymraeg. Read the full report here, and if you have any questions, please contact phase2sectorreviews@Qualificationswales.org.

Education Support: Wellbeing Advisory Service

Put staff mental health and wellbeing at the heart of your school culture! Sign up to the Wellbeing Advisory Service in Wales and find out how you can access funded expert advice from a regional school wellbeing advisor.

COMPETITIONS AND SURVEYS

Young Economist of the Year 2024 competition

An opportunity Year 10-13 pupils to explore real-world economic problems.  They don’t need to study economics. Pair and group entries are encouraged. For the very first time there will be a new category, a winner from Wales. Find out more.

Helping you to deliver ‘Lifesaver Skills’ in the curriculum

Calling all teachers in Wales

Please spare a few minutes to complete a short survey on behalf of Save A life Cymru/NHS Wales about cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills (CPR) education and awareness in Wales’ schools. Complete the survey today.

other news

Join the Adult Learners’ Week partnership

9-15 September 2024

Join a network of partners to plan and register activities to be promoted as part of the national multi-media campaign. Organisations in Wales are also invited to apply for funding to promote and support the creation of online or in person activities.The National Education Show, Cardiff 4 October 2024

  

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