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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 09/12/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

New Blog post: St Gwladys Bargoed Primary School is taking a whole school approach to International Languages.

#HoliJeremy, 5pm Wednesday 13 December Living costs should never be a barrier to education, whatever your age. Do you have a question about support for education? Join Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language, for a live Q&A on https://twitter.com/Addysg_Cymraeg  Use the hashtag #HoliJeremy to ask questions. If you’d like to send in your question, please email dysg@gov.wales

Qualifications Wales consultation closing soon Parents, learners and teachers, there’s just 1 week left to help shape the new GCSEs for Wales. You can submit your views here https://haveyoursay.qualifications.wales/

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Welsh language in Wales: Census 2021

Today (6/12/22) we’ve published analysis about the Welsh language skills (ability to understand spoken Welsh, speak Welsh, read Welsh, and write Welsh) of people aged three years or older living in Wales, using Census 2021 data.

Full analysis is available on our website.

Written Statement: Response to Census 2021 results on the Welsh language

If you missed the online public statistical session about Welsh language skills using Census 2021 data you can watch it here. With simultaneous translation. https://youtu.be/sCqwmvkqkQM

Refresh of the ‘Criteria for accreditation of initial teacher education in Wales’

Involved in delivering and supporting ITE? Whether you are a Head teacher in an ITE Lead Partner School, a teacher educator supporting students or a student teacher, we want your views. Not involved in ITE? We still want to hear from you.

Personalised Assessments: Planning next steps

See how Minera and Saundersfoot Primary Schools, Milford Haven School and Ysgol y Mynydd Bychan have used the personalised assessment reports to plan for progression.

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

welsh government ministerial statements and announcements

Written Statement: Increase in cases of Strep A bacterial infection

Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services

Oral Statement: Supply Teaching Model (6 December 2022)

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

Written Statement: Student loan repayment threshold for borrowers who began an undergraduate course on or after 1 September 2012 (5 December 2022)

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

Wales’ new Future Generations Commissioner announced

more welsh education news

NAEL: ALN Survey

Calling all school leaders!

We need your views on the implementation of ALN reform in Wales to inform our work to support leaders in this area.

If you’re a Headteacher, Deputy Head, Assistant Head or ALNco, please take 5 minutes to complete our online survey.

NAEL: Well-being of Leaders Conference

Wednesday 18 January 2023 9am-3pm

This year’s conference will explore the well-being of leaders with guest speakers from the health sector, Welsh Government, voices from the education sector and a keynote presentation from Gemma Morgan, a leadership coach with more than 25 years’ experience across the military, business and elite sport.

Qualifications Wales publishes Annual Report

Hwb news and resources

Google Workspace for Education now available in Welsh

We want to double the daily use of Welsh by 2050. Wales is a bilingual nation, and we want to offer Welsh to you without you having to go looking for it.

Winter term challenges using Adobe Express

Adobe have created a series of monthly challenges for for pupils age 7-16, which schools are welcome to use throughout the year.

Let’s take a stand against online hate

Social media and other online platforms offer a great way of staying connected, but one of the downsides is that it provides a vehicle for offensive content to be easily created and shared to a broader audience.

What’s new in Hwb: 08 December

A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

other news

Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative 2023 Competition

The 2023 competition is now open for registration. It’s very straightforward to enter with a project on any area related to your cynefin or Welsh heritage, history or culture. Full details are on the WHSI website (https://www.whsi.org.uk/). All schools in Wales are invited to enter for a chance to win up to £1,000. Remember to register by 27 January 2023.

Long Covid Kids

Long Covid Kids is a charity that represents and supports children and young people living with Long Covid and related illnesses and the parents and caregivers that look after them.

Long Covid Kids provide resources and information to support educational staff and for Young People with Long Covid.

SSCE Cymru Newsletter November 2022

Supporting service children in Education Wales

  

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