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Finalists revealed for Professional Teaching Awards Cymru  29 educational professionals from Wales have been announced as finalists for the national awards which returns with a new category. 

Urdd Youth Theatre to return to the limelight The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced new funding to support the re-launch of the Urdd’s national youth theatre, Cwmni Theatr Ieuenctid Cymru. 

A vision for Higher Education Speech by Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language.  You can watch the speech here

More Welsh Government Education News

Blog: Testing new approaches to assessment and progression – Ysgol Bontnewydd

Ysgol Bontnewydd is trialling new approaches to Assessment and Progression to align with the new curriculum. Watch a short film to find out how it’s going – on our blog!

Launch of the digital professional learning journey (DPLJ) – join in!

A new tool to help schools develop and implement a strategy for digital learning will be launched and explained on Tuesday 14 June. Join our policy insight event from 2.00 ‘till 3.00 to hear schools and partners explain how it works and answer your questions.

Please register using this simple form. You will then receive a link to the event. We look forward to seeing you next week.

National Network Conversation 21 and 22 June, 2022 – Curriculum Design

As a follow up to the National Network Conversations in Spring 2022, a National Network Conversation on Curriculum. This conversation will bring together thinking and discussion regarding Curriculum Design – building on the previous conversations and analysis

Closing date is 13 June, book early as places are limited.

Vacancy: Appointment Of Board Members to Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board 

Written Statement: New Chair of the Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board (9 June 2022) 

Welsh education news

Bevan Foundation: A new Wales after Covid – Education – 16 June 2022 at 4pm

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles MS, has made clear that tackling the impact of poverty on attainment is his number one priority.  In this keynote speech, the Minister will set out the whole system approach that is being developed by Welsh Government to achieve high standards and aspirations for all. Find out more and book your place.

Lead Creative School Scheme

Application deadline extended to 15 June for the pioneering Lead Creative Schools Scheme.

Qualifications Wales: Register for our wider offer workshops!

We have been gathering views on which qualifications are needed alongside GCSEs for learners in Wales aged 14-16 to support the new Curriculum for Wales.  Following this, we’re holding workshops to share our findings and explore initial ideas for the future wider offer between 13 – 21 June 2022. We’re running several workshops for different groups, including schools and colleges. Register via our website.  

Qualifications Wales: Can your learners help shape the future of qualifications?

We’re looking for learners between 14-21 years old to join our Learner Advisory Group to ensure the learner voice is embedded into our work. We also have an opportunity for those aged 16+ who are currently taking an apprenticeship, a vocational qualification or in work-based learning to join our Vocational / Work-based Learning Group. Learners can apply for either group by completing the online application form by Friday 15 July

Don’t miss the new Let’s Count! 2022 video lesson from the National Statistician, Professor Sir Ian Diamond

The new video lesson, ‘New population announcement’, featuring the National Statistician, Sir Ian Diamond, is now live.

In this short video he talks to children about the importance of the upcoming population announcement from Census 2021 data and how your pupils have helped their local community.

Kidscape: Anti-bullying training for teachers and governors

Visit the website to book your place for sessions during June and July on the ‘Rights, Respect, Equality School Support Webinar and ‘Anti-Bullying training for governors’.

EWC: Youth Work Week webinar

Featuring Jim Sweeney MBE (former Chief Executive, YouthLink Scotland), providing insight into the approaches which heralded a focused and united sector in Scotland. Join the conversation: 23 June, 4.00-5.30, including Q&A session.  Register here


Don’t miss out on your preferred dates

The personalised assessment system is busy during the summer term and some dates may   get fully booked.  Plan your assessments now to ensure you can choose the dates which suit you.  Remember, the personalised assessments are statutory in the 2021-2022 school year and the requirements are set out in the Administration Handbook.

Have your learners done familiarisation assessments yet?

The familiarisation assessments are available for learners to take shortly before a personalised assessment.  Both teachers and learners will then know what to expect when learners do their personalised assessments.  Learners should log into Hwb then click » Personalised Assessments » Familiarisation assessments


Introduction to Minecraft Education Edition – Welsh Session

Thursday, 16 June 2022 17:00 – 18:00

A nation-wide join-in moment: Life’s Big Questions

Weekly science challenges this term and nationwide children’s survey of the senses!

What’s new in Hwb: 1 June


Institute of Physics Wales Summer Conference

The IOP Wales Summer Conference is in Llandudno on 24th-25th June. Friday will focus on Curriculum for Wales, and Saturday will be a day of CPD with a mix of Physics and Archaeology for all Science teachers or PGCE students. Book now to reserve your space.

Dŵr Uisce project Climate Action Hackathon programme (2022/23)

The Dŵr Uisce climate action hackathon is an exciting competition programme for secondary schools in North Wales on “hacking” climate action through water efficiency in the built-environment. This can be an opportunity for teachers and schools to integrate project-based work and the Well-being of Future Generations Act into the curriculum, and for students a pathway to competitions like the CREST awards. Expression of Interest: Dwr Uisce project Climate Action Hackathon programme (2022/23)


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