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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 14/03/2024

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

£500,000 to help lower income families attend the National Eisteddfod and Urdd Eisteddfod The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has today announced additional funding of half a million pounds for the National Eisteddfod and the Urdd Eisteddfod, to make this year’s festivals accessible to lower income families.

New Resource: Financial Education Toolkit This toolkit provides ideas for designing a purposeful financial literacy offer as part of your curriculum.  It complements the Money and Pensions Service: Financial education supporting material for schools in Wales which provides useful prompts to consider your curriculum journey and what you might do next, and aims to help reinforce the culture and aspiration of Curriculum for Wales to involve parents, carers and the wider community.

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Education Wales Blog

Talk Pedagogy research project – please join in! A new research survey to understand how schools are changing their thinking around pedagogy and learning within the Curriculum for Wales, is underway until 26 April. The Universities of Bangor, Wrexham and South Wales are leading, supported by GwE. Find out more on our blog!

Evaluation of Curriculum for Wales

The Welsh Government has commissioned a formative evaluation of Curriculum for Wales (CfW), being led by Arad Research and partners from across higher education.

more education news

Qualifications Wales: A learner’s guide to exams and assessments 2023-24

Qualifications Wales has published a Learner Guide for this academic year to provide learners with the latest information as they prepare to take their exams and assessments this summer. There’s a range of useful information, including some dates to remember and links to useful resources and support.

Public Health Wales: New Health Protection webpage

This is an extensive source of information on health matters for the people of Wales and includes guidance and resources for educational settings including infection control.

Education Support

EWC launches draft plan consultations

The Education Workforce Council are seeking views on their draft Strategic Plan 2024-27 and Strategic Equality Plan 2024-28. They set out the priorities and direction of travel for the organisation. You can provide your feedback until 12:00 Monday 25 March 2024.

events

Online event: Additional Learning Needs Post 16 transition – information session

Wednesday 20 March, 09:15-12:30

Register for a session to support school and college Additional Learning Needs Coordinators and local authority post-16 officers to consider ways of improving transition success for learners with ALN.

Invitation to join a focus group on the 14 to 16 learning guidance

Alongside the formal consultation, Miller Research has been commissioned to conduct focussed research with Wales’ secondary school workforce, including all of those who work with 14 to 16 year-olds in whatever way they do. Practitioner views will help Welsh Government understand the potential impact of the guidance and you are invited to share your views in one of two online focus groups; Thursday 11 April 4-5pm or Tuesday 16 April 4-5pm. Please email Cameron with your preferred date/time and language of participation.

NAEL: Leading in Welsh – The Journey to 2050

Wednesday 1 May 9am-4pm Venue Cymru,  Llandudno

This is designed for headteachers and senior leaders from schools, the youth work sector and the post compulsory education and training sector. The conference will offer educational leaders from all settings the opportunity to celebrate their successes in developing the Welsh language in their organisations and explore the next steps to realise the ambition of one million Welsh speakers by 2050. Free, registration essential!

hwb and other resources

New guidance to support schools and education settings manage their social media

The Welsh Government, supported by the UK Safer Internet Centre, has published new guidance on the safe and responsible use of social media in schools and education settings.

Micro:bits in the classroom

Use Flip to record your learners or yourself demonstrating an example of how micro:bits have been used in your classroom.

Microbiology in Schools Advisory Committee (MiSAC)

MiSAC announces the Annual Schools Competition and New Microbiology Grant. Explore these opportunities and the fantastic free microbiology resources at the MiSAC website.

other news

Universities’ new employability eHub

Employability Wales aims to lead students on a path to securing graduate level employment after they leave university.

Wales Journal of Education Podcast

Listen to the podcast to stay up to date on the latest research in education. In each episode, the Editors discuss published articles with the authors, who share what prompted them to undertake their research, the most important findings of their work, and the implications for education policy and practice

  

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