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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 07/07/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Curriculum for Wales roll-out Statement by the Minister for Education and Welsh Language at plenary on Tuesday 5 July. To view video of the proceedings 

Blog: Bringing the Principles of Progression to life – making connections across the areas of learning and experience   Find out how Ysgol y Strade has been working on progression and using lifelong learning skills to boost pupils’ confidence.

Protection of biometric information in schools and colleges Guidance on your legal duties if you use biometric information. Children and young people’s version

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Free 2022 exam appeals for economically disadvantaged learners

Funding is being provided through local authorities to schools and colleges to ensure learners who are economically disadvantaged can access post-results services, including appeals if needed.  The standard post-results and appeals services will apply as outlined by JCQ and WJEC, that is where there is concern about errors in the marking, special consideration or reasonable adjustment not being applied correctly, or malpractice. The process cannot be used to compensate for Covid associated disruption. Please remember that appeals can cause grades to be revised down as well as up. Centres and learners should discuss any potential appeal to assess its suitability.

Transition from Primary to Secondary School Guidance

To support Headteacher’s and Governing Bodies’ understanding of their requirements to make new Transition Plans under the Transition from Primary to Secondary School (Wales) Regulations 2022, coming into force on 1st July 2022

Developing and maintaining a shared understanding of learner progression

A Ministerial Direction has been issued for the purpose of enabling practitioners to participate in professional dialogue within their school or setting and with practitioners from other schools and settings to develop and maintain a shared understanding of learner progression.

Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2022

Keep your eyes peeled for #TeachingAwardsCymru2022 this Sunday. We will be tweeting live from the event, a video of which will be published later at on at  6pm on our Education Wales Facebook page 

Personalised assessments

Planning next steps

See how Minera and Saundersfoot Primary Schools have used the personalised assessment reports to plan for progression.

The webinars on the system can help you  consider how to use the information in the reports.

Numeracy (Reasoning) resources

Numerical reasoning resources can be accessed via the personalised assessments learner report and group skills profile reports following a Numeracy (Reasoning) Personalised Assessment. Once your learners have taken an assessment, you can use these new resources to help develop their reasoning skills.

Hwb and other resources

Adobe Creative Cloud purchasing window closes 31 July

All maintained schools in Wales can place orders with their local authority to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud licenses.

People’s Collection Wales: online drop-in support sessions for teachers

Would you like to use People’s Collection Wales with your learners but need some help? Book a free 1-2-1 virtual support session today!

What’s new in Hwb: 30 June

A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

More welsh government news

Welsh Government Annual Report 2022

This annual report sets out the progress that we have made towards delivering our well-being objectives.

Ending Physical Punishment

Physical punishment is now illegal in Wales. Physically punishing children is illegal in Wales. Please share this useful information for parents #EndPhysicalPunishment #StopioCosbiCorfforol

OTHER NEWS

SSCE Cymru Newsletter Summer 2022

Please see the following link to download a copy of the SSCE Cymru Newsletter (Summer 2022 edition).

Unboxed learning programme

The unique schools and colleges programme – that puts creativity and collaboration at the heart of learning inspired by real-world examples – is from UNBOXED, the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of creativity, taking place across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and online from March to October 2022.

National Education Show, 7th October 2022, City Hall, Cardiff 

Book your FREE entry pass or email info@nationaleducationshow.com to access the FREE Seminar Scheme for group bookings.

  

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