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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 10/03/2023

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Headteachers’ conference: Curriculum for Wales and School Improvement, Thursday 23 March, 15:00-16:30pm Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language, and Owen Evans, HM Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales, Estyn, will also be joined by headteachers and others to discuss updates on and plans for curriculum and school improvement, building on last year’s headteacher conference.

Free school meals extended for April and May holidays Free school meal holiday provision will continue to be available to children from lower income families for the Easter and Whitsun school holidays, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has confirmed today (March 9th).

£2.1m for young people with additional learning needs in further education The Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced new funding over three years to improve the experiences of further education students with additional learning needs (ALN).

WELSH government EDUCATION NEWS

Primary to secondary Welsh-medium conversion programme

There’s never been a better time to teach through the medium of Welsh in Wales’ secondary schools. Your knowledge and experience in primary teaching make you perfect candidates to be a part of the Cynllun Pontio to switch to a career teaching secondary. The closing date is Monday 13 March 2023.

FAQs – Additional INSET day for the next 3 academic years (2022-2025)

Regulations allowing for an additional INSET day for each of the next 3 academic years have come into force.  We have prepared FAQs to assist schools with their planning, with further guidance on the use of INSET days to follow this term.

New article on our blog

New case study films on transition, progression, curriculum development and more are being added to Hwb – read what’s happening on our Blog.

The Welsh Government is independently evaluating its Period Dignity Grant

We want to assess the efficacy of the funding and period product dissemination process and to evidence the impact the grant is having on schools. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Take part here!

Personalised Assessments

Applications for Taith Pathway 1 are still open! 

Taith encourages applications for Pathway 1 funding from organisations large and small across eligible sectors throughout Wales. If you have any questions or require assistance with the applications process, please get in touch.

events

Join us for the next Collaborative Evidence Network virtual seminar, 14 March 4:00pm – 6:00pm   

The seminar focuses on vulnerable learners and their families. It will examine the experiences of families with children with additional learning needs, refugee families and their children, and parental engagement with schools. Save the date, time and the link in your calendar!

Policy insight events

Since 2020, we have been running ‘Policy Insight Events’ to keep stakeholders up to date with professional learning developments. The interactive 1 hour sessions are delivered by school practitioners seconded to Welsh Government. To access the ‘Policy Insight Events’ live, please complete the online registration form.

Talk Pedagogy

Find out about ‘Talk Pedagogy’ and how to access supporting resources and live conversations:

more education news

Careers Wales: Careers and Work-Related Experiences (CWRE) news and updates

CWRE is a cross-cutting theme in the Curriculum and must be embedded across all areas of learning and for all learners (3-16 years).

Careers Wales offer professional learning and resources that support teachers to embed CWRE across the curriculum. To find out more, sign-up to our newsletters and updates.

Qualifications Wales

NAEL: online survey for headteachers

Recent Welsh Government policies have sought to build leadership and professional capital across Wales. The foci of this research will assess and feed into two of these central initiatives in Welsh education reform: the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership and the National Academy of Educational Leadership.

Welsh Education Contortia: Teaching and Learning to Support Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Learners live event, 6 February 2023

The recording of the event can be viewed here. To register for the resources published during the event, click here. To register for the above site, you will require your Hwb email address.

welsh government news

Wales Innovates

Supporting the talent, enthusiasm and incredible potential of our young people is one of the four missions of the new innovation strategy. We want schools, colleges and universities to support innovation skills and knowledge. This will help prepare learners for their future and help Wales build the skills it needs for the future.

RESOURCES – NO IFS. NO BUTTS.

Social media assets for schools, which highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco and how it can be reported. 

HWB AND CURRICULUM FOR WALES RESOURCES

Curriculum for Wales resources

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

Creative challenges using Adobe Express: March 2023

Adobe have created a series of monthly challenges for pupils age 7-13, which schools are welcome to use throughout the year.

What’s new in Hwb: 02 March

A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

other news

Calling all food educators, teachers and catering teams!

Do you know a special person or a brilliant primary, secondary school that deserves an award? Apply or nominate someone for Jamie Oliver’s Good School Food Awards. Applications close 23 April 2023.

Study visit to Poland for British teachers

The Embassy of Poland in London opens applications for a study visit to Poland (Warsaw, Toruń, Gdynia and Gdańsk) for British teachers, which will take place on 29 May – 2 June 2023.

  

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