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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 12/05/2023

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. 

Education Wales Blog Ysgol Llanhari is engaging its parents as it develops curriculum for its 3-19 learners. Find out how in this brief video on our blog!

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Publication of Elective Home Education Statutory Guidance

Written statement.

Criteria for the accreditation of initial teacher education programmes in Wales

Review of initial teacher education in the post-compulsory sectors

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. 

Seren Academy Cardiff University residential summer school

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.

£70 million to support the next stage of Free School Meals in all primary schools in Wales

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.

Personalised Assessments

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.


Training and development:

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

surveys

New Research – Mixed Attainment Teaching Practice

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.

Teacher opportunities with employers / businesses

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

Your child’s first smartphone

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.

IWF publish annual report

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:

What’s new in Hwb: 04 May

Young Enterprise: My Money Week: 12 -16 June 2023

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.

  

"To stay safe in your job search and flexible work, we recommend that you visit JobsAware (www.jobsaware.co.uk), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat labour market abuse. Visit the JobsAware website for information and to get free, expert advice for safer work."

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