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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 04/05/2023

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Student filmmakers spotlight diversity in education workforce The Riverfront in Newport has rolled out the red carpet for young filmmakers from Llanwern High School and Ysgol Glantaf. Diversity club

Wales retains fairer student loan repayment system The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has announced Wales will retain our current fairer and progressive student finance repayment system, despite changes made in England. Oral Statement: An update on Higher Education

Education Wales Blog Curriculum for Wales implementation: New interim report describes progress. Find out more on our blog! See how Ysgol Plas Cefndy pupil referral unit has been developing its curriculum – on our blog!

Welsh Government Education News

Guidance on inset days

New guidance on how to use INSET days and the Professional Learning Grant to create time and space for practitioners to engage with professional learning.

Cymraeg 2050: Special edition, 3 May 2023

Opportunity for senior leaders working in public services or a third sector organisation, working at board-level and/or a senior leader in Wales. Leading in a Bilingual Country: applications open  

Have your say about exclusions from maintained schools and pupil referral units (PRUs) through this short pro forma (survey)

The Welsh Government has asked York Consulting to gather information from maintained schools and PRUs about practice to avoid school exclusions and the support needed to avoid exclusions. The pro forma consists of 7 questions, which should take around 10-15 minutes to complete.

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) 

The MHRA have issued clarification on the permitted scope of use of spare adrenaline auto-injectors held by schools. This clarifies information in the Welsh Government’s guidance on ‘The Use of Emergency Adrenaline Auto-injectors in Schools’.

Regional Consortia mental health awareness programme

The Regional Consortia have collaborated with Mind Cymru to provide professionals working within education across Wales with access to a free 45-minute interactive mental health awareness e-learning package. To access the programme please complete this form.

Qualifications Wales: Learner Voice – we want to hear from your learners! 

As part of their current consultation on The Full 14-16 Qualifications Offer, Qualifications Wales wants to speak with learners from across Wales. The thoughts and opinions of learners from years 5 through to those in Further Education and Work-Based Learning are being sought to help shape the new generation of qualifications other than GCSEs in Wales. Information or to register your interest please following the link. Deadline is 14 June 2023.

Big Ideas Wales 

Big Ideas Wales plays a key part in supporting young people into employment, education, training, or self-employment as part of the Young Person’s Guarantee. The Welsh Government has extended the work of Careers Wales, to support entrepreneurship engagement and delivery of Big Ideas Wales in Schools from 1 June 2023.

Enterprise & Entrepreneurship: Teachers we want to hear from you

Careers Wales are leading on developments to support teachers with embedding enterprise and entrepreneurship within the curriculum and their delivery of CWRE. To help guide these developments, we are keen to consult with teachers to explore what support and resources are needed. Click here for more information.

Education Workforce Council

The Educators Wales jobs portal advertises a range of roles across the education sector in Wales.

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Hwb and Curriculum for Wales Resources

Curriculum for Wales resources on Hwb

Reviewed and updated resources to support the delivery of the Curriculum for Wales in your classroom:

Other news

Para Sport Festival

Over 20 sports, from athletics to wheelchair rugby, will be available for your pupils to participate in. The Para Sport Festival is supported by the Welsh Government and all activities will be delivered by local insport Clubs and National Governing Bodies of Sport.

  

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