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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 09/02/2024

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Education Wales Blog Curriculum for Wales Guidance for schools has been updated, including a new ‘Continuing the journey’ section – see our blog!

CMO call to check children’s MMR vaccination Please share this information with parents Wales’ Chief Medical Officer – Sir Frank Atherton – is calling on parents to ensure their children are fully vaccinated against measles and are up to date with their other childhood immunisations.

Communities coming together to celebrate Welsh music on Dydd Miwsig Cymru Here are some ideas on how to get involved and how your class can take miwsig home with them. 

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Have your say on the Pupil Development Grant (PDG)

Have your say by 19 February 2024

This research project aims to gather your views and perceptions of the Pupil Development Grant (PDG) to explore the effective targeting, governance and strategies of the grant that impact outcomes for learners. 

National monitoring programme

The Welsh Government is developing options for a national programme for monitoring learner attainment for pre-16 learners in the Curriculum for Wales. If you would like to be involved in this development through direct consultation and/or by attending an event in Cardiff w/c 19 February, please use this form. 

Innovation and good practice in language policy

Speech by Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language.

Written Statement: Tuition fee limits and financial support for higher education students in the 2024/25 academic year

more education news

WJEC: Made-for-Wales GCSEs – Professional Learning schedule now live!

In support of our new suite of Made-for-Wales GCSEs and related qualifications, we are pleased to announce our new schedule of free, professional learning opportunities. These nationwide courses will be delivered by our trained specification experts for the first raft of qualifications, where teaching will begin from September 2025.

Hwb and other resources

Children’s Mental Health Week

Help give a voice to children and young people this Children’s Mental Health Week. There is also online mental health support for parents/carers and their children from Powys Teaching Health Board.

Safer Internet Day 2024: Pupils get together to make a difference online

Online safety resources available on Hwb.

New Hwb Presents events with Adobe and Just2Easy

Between now and the end of the academic year, Adobe and Just2easy will be running one session per half term on a variety of themes and covering some of the tools available to you through Hwb. Plan your professional learning now and sign up.

Other news

Physics Mentoring Project: New A-level Mentoring Project – Advanced Connections

Deadline: 23 February 2024

The Physics Mentoring Project are excited to be piloting a new A-level mentoring project in Wales called Advanced Connections. Advanced Connections is a year-long, free online tutoring and mentoring opportunity for Year 12 students studying Physics, who are interested in studying physical sciences at university.

Maths and Numeracy – Wales

The Further Maths Support Programme Wales (FMSPW) newsletter offers a range of mathematical support for learners.

Cambridge Biology Challenge

Run by Homerton College (University of Cambridge), this new nationwide competition challenges students to tackle interview style biology questions. The programme is open to Years 10-13 students. View our launch video and register today!

Day of Reflection 2024

Marie Curie’s Day of Reflection is on Sunday 3 March 2024 to remember everyone who died during the pandemic. We’re asking schools to get involved in any way that suits their community schools pack.

  

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