Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.
Student loan interest rates The Welsh Government must ensure that interest rates on student loans do not exceed the prevailing market rate.
WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS
Dr Steve Bell’s review of initial teacher education (ITE) in the post compulsory education and training (PCET) sectors sets out a new vision for how we train teachers in the post-compulsory sectors. Read the report.
Year 12 Seren Academy learners can apply for Seren’s first ever Cardiff University School of Medicine summer school. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5pm 16 May 2023.
The next phase of providing a Free School Meal will begin in September 2023, with the offer growing to include the majority of learners in years three and four, expanding further in April 2024 to reach years five and six. For more information and access to resources in our Schools Toolkit, visit.
Summer term assessments:
Schedule and run your assessments now and use the information to support teaching and learning. The Personalised assessments administration handbook 2022-2023 sets out the requirements for this school year.
Did you know, there are a number of training and development resources available for teachers to support them in using the personalised assessments? Training webinars can be found here.
We want to understand the advantages and the challenges of different approaches, and what professional learning in this area would be useful.Practitioners are invited to contribute to this research by taking part in this secondary school survey, from University of Wales Trinity St David. The deadline is 21 May 2023.
Welsh Government is gathering views on teacher opportunities with employers/businesses and how these could support Careers and Work-Related Experiences within your curriculum. The survey consists of 10 questions and should take around 5-10 minutes to complete.
more education news
Education Workforce Council
The plan sets out the priorities, and reflects upon its statutory role and remit within the context of the broader education landscape in Wales. Read more.
Showcase your current job vacancies, its a free service for employers. Once you’re up and running, get ready to start matching educators with the opportunities you have to offer. Email the team today or visit the website.
Hwb and other Resources
This guidance for parents and carers has been produced by Internet Matters and EE as part of their PhoneSmart licence, to help you talk to your children about online safety and set up their smartphones safely.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity that exists to eliminate child sexual abuse material from the internet
Curriculum for Wales resources on Hwb
Reviewed and updated resources to support the delivery of the Curriculum for Wales in your classroom:
- Triple Literacy Posters
- They Shall Not Grow Old: First World War teaching resources – English
- My local area
My Money week is a national activity week for primary and secondary school aged children and young people, providing a fantastic opportunity for them to gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence in money matters to thrive in society. Click to register and download the free My Money Week 2023 resources.