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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 06/07/2023

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Free school meals: information for schools Includes information on who can have one and what to do if your school doesn’t provide them.

Revised guidance for governing bodies on school uniform and appearance policies The new guidance states that schools should ensure that arrangements are in place so that second-hand school uniforms are available for parents and carers to acquire. Uniform recycling and exchange schemes can vary. Here is a link to some different types of schemes schools could choose to operate.

Blog: See Curriculum for Wales videos in a convenient PDF, and a new podcast on the National Resource: Evaluation and Improvement. Find out more on our blog!

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Local Businesses and schools working together to create employment opportunities for young people

New research looking at how businesses can work with schools and colleges to benefit the future prospects of young people, has been welcomed by the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles.

Iaith Athrawon Yfory incentive scheme 2023 to 2024

Details of the grant available for students studying to teach in a secondary school through the medium of Welsh or to teach Welsh as a subject.

Peer-on-peer sexual harassment among 16-18-year-old learners in further education colleges across Wales: Government Response

Our response to Estyn’s report and recommendations on Peer-on-peer sexual harassment among 16-18-year-old learners in further education colleges across Wales. You can read Estyn’s full report on their website.

Acting as critical friends and the impact of governor training: Government Response

Our response to Estyn’s report and recommendations on Acting as critical friends and the impact of governor training. You can read Estyn’s full report on their website.

Youth Work Week: Over £1 million to help organisations support young people

Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has announced extra financial support for youth work organisations.

Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board: implementation participation groups

Membership list of the groups that support the Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board. 

more education news

Adnodd: share your thoughts on the commissioning of education resources for ages 3 through 19

Adnodd, is a new arm’s-length body set up to coordinate and oversee the provision and commissioning of education resources, in Welsh and English, to support the Curriculum for Wales and its qualifications. In developing a new commissioning model and quality assurance framework, Adnodd wants to hear from its stakeholders. Take part here.

Estyn: Equity of curriculum experience for pupils who are educated other than at school (EOTAS)

This new report by Estyn highlights that learners in pupil referral units have access to a curriculum that meets their needs, but many spend too long in EOTAS providers. Read the report. You can also watch this short video introducing the report.

Education Workforce Council: The PDP

The Professional Learning Passport (PLP) is a flexible online tool which can support both individuals to record their professional development, and schools with the performance management cycle. Contact us to find out more about how the PLP can support your organisation.

Education Support: Peer Support for supply staff in Wales

Are you a member of school supply staff in Wales? Peer support offers a chance to share concerns, reflect, and joint problem solve with other school supply staff to help improve your wellbeing. This service from Education Support is funded, at no cost to you. Sign up now.

NAEL: The New Curriculum for Wales – Associate Commission of the National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales

Do you want to ensure you continue to have a say in the Curriculum for Wales developments and shape our children’s future? Key findings from our work will be shared with the Minister for Education and published in 2024. Be heard, answer our questionnaire!

School Health Research Network: Student Health and Wellbeing Survey – Register today

All mainstream secondary schools can register for the survey from 12 June until 22 July 2023. You will receive, at no cost, a tailored Student Health and Wellbeing Report to facilitate self-evaluation of the health and wellbeing needs of your learners and to support a range of educational priorities. To register today please email.

Hwb and other Resources

Hwb Presents…. micro:bit (presented in Welsh)

Hwb presents’ features experts in digital teaching and learning to highlight and explore the fantastic tools practitioners in Wales have available to them through Hwb.

Cyber incident response training for schools: new autumn dates available!

Are you prepared to respond to a cyber incident in your school? Find out how you can plan, manage and respond in our practical training session with Tarian ROCU.

Keeping safe online this Summer

Useful tips to help families and friends to keep children and young people safe online this Summer.

Curriculum for Wales resources on Hwb

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

What’s new in Hwb: 29 June

A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

other news

Secondary School Physics Mentoring

Attention! If you’re a secondary school interested in working with Physics Mentoring and having one of our mentors work with you and your learners for the 2023-24 academic year, applications are now OPEN. Closing date 24 July

Restart a Heart

On Monday 16 October 2023 to mark Restart a Heart Day, the Welsh Ambulance Service will be co-ordinating CPR training to students across secondary schools in Wales. The event is free to all secondary schools in Wales. Spaces are limited.  To register your school’s interest, please complete the Restart a Heart School registration form.

Technocamps: free education conference for teachers in Wales, Tuesday 24 October, Towers Hotel, Swansea

Technocamps‘ annual Education Conference aims to bring Wales’s digital educators together to share best practice, inform on the newest curriculum changes and promote the available support to them.

  

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