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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 12/04/2024

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Survey for Further Education Learners The Welsh Government is conducting a survey of learners aged 16-24 to understand the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and other factors on their education. The survey, available online, will help identify learner’s support needs and ensure the provision of effective and targeted help.

Measles can be a serious illness for children that can be prevented by a highly effective and safe vaccine Please share this information with parents.

Education Wales blog School Governors: A new resource designed to help governing bodies evaluate and improve their work. Check it out on our blog! How is Estyn changing its approach to Inspection under Curriculum for Wales? – Insights from a Peer Inspector.

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

A new Professional Learning Endorsement process for Wales

A process to endorse professional learning provision is currently being piloted in Wales. Led by a panel of educational professionals, including teachers and senior leaders, this new process will ensure that all education practitioners can access high-quality provision to support their continuous development. Further information, including the criteria for endorsement and application process, can now be found on Hwb.

Started an ITE Programme in 2022?

If you are eligible for an ITE Priority Subject incentive or Ethnic Minority ITE incentive on completion of your induction, the process has changed. Please read the updated guidance Priority Subject Incentive; Ethnic Minority Incentive to claim payment. This must be claimed within 1 year of achieving induction. 

Publication of the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body’s strategic review of the structure of teachers’ and leaders’ pay and conditions in Wales

Strategic review of the structure of teachers’ and leaders’ pay and conditions in Wales.

Personalised Assessments

  • Reading pilot – Would your school like to influence the development of the Personalised Assessments? It will count towards your statutory use of the Personalised Assessments so it means no additional work.
  • Summer term assessments – If your school hasn’t used personalised assessments yet this year, please start planning and using them early this term. Schedule and run your assessments now and use the information to support teaching and learning. The Personalised assessments administration handbook 2023 to 2024 sets out the requirements for this school year.

Written Statement: Amendments to UK Government legislation to support the establishment of the Commission for Tertiary Education

consultations

Children missing education database

Consultation ends: 25 April 2024

Environmental principles, governance and biodiversity targets: White Paper

Deadline: Tuesday 30 April 2024

To help you to engage your students with the ‘Securing a Sustainable Future’ consultation, the Welsh Government has released an ‘easy-read’ version. The key parts of the consultation are: Putting environmental principles into law, establishing an environmental governance body, and establishing legal targets to stop nature loss.

14 to 16 learning under the Curriculum for Wales

Consultation ends: 8 May 2024

more education news

NAEL: Become an Associate – National Leadership Wales

Deadline: 10 May 2024

We are looking for senior leaders from across Wales to join the next cohort. For this next round of Associates, we are particularly interested in appointing senior leaders from a range of educational settings across Wales including: Assistant Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Headteachers, Senior leaders from the youth work sector and Senior leaders from Post Compulsory Education & Training (includes further education, adult community learning and work-based learning). Please see website for more details. 

Join the Qualifications Wales webinar on Hospitality and Catering qualifications

18 April 16:00 – 17:00

Qualifications Wales will soon publish decisions on post-16 vocational qualifications in Hospitality and Catering, following a consultation held last spring. Register for the webinar here.

Education Support: Professional Supervision

Leaders and Line Managers – These sessions are funded thanks to support from Welsh Government. Places are limited so sign up now.

hwb and other resources

Young Peacemakers Awards 2024

Do you know a young person who has made a difference in your school or community or who has inspired others?

360 safe Cymru content update

Latest changes to the 360 Cymru tool – the content and policy templates in the 360 safe Cymru tool have been updated.

Wales Outdoor Learning Week: 22 – 28 April 2024

Since 2019, every spring, Natural Resources Wales and the Wales Council for Outdoor Learning join forces to organise #WalesOutdoorLearningWeek, a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate how we can all benefit from learning in, learning about and learning for our natural environment. Press release

other news

The Science Teaching Survey 2024

Survey closes on 30 April 2024

Can you help us inspire change in the education sector? Have your say, share your experiences, and make sure educators in Wales are represented. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Take part in the survey.

Cardiff University – on-campus Economics event / Discover Economics programme

Free event on 10 May 2024 for learners in years 10-13

Includes a series of activities led by speakers from a range of backgrounds,  including current economics students. It is designed to give young people a better understanding of economics by presenting illustrative applications of economics in a range of contexts and introducing the careers of professional economists. 

Wales Innovation and Creativity in Mathematics Teaching Conference 2024

Mathematics Support Programme Wales (previously known as FMSPW) is pleased to announce the return of Innovation and Creativity in Mathematics Teaching Conference, online 12 July 2024 in Gathertown and Teams. All secondary mathematics teachers in Wales are invited to join the conference for free.

  

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