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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 14/07/2023

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Written Statement: School improvement: the role and responsibilities of education partners

Curriculum for Wales: annual report 2023 An annual report that sets out the progress and achievements of Curriculum for Wales to date, with priorities for the year from September 2023, has been published by Welsh Government. 

Results 2023 This time of the year can be stressful as results day looms.  Here’s some information to share with your learners, parents and carers. “Don’t panic! The Young Person’s Guarantee and Working Wales are here for you. Whatever you’re hoping for, or even if you haven’t made up your mind yet…we’ve got you covered.” Visit Working Wales for careers help and guidance.

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

A whole-school approach to oracy and reading

The Toolkit provides access to a range of information and resources to enable schools and settings to develop and embed their own approach to reading and oracy across the whole school learning environment.

Four new case studies have been added to the toolkit.

Animated video highlighting the importance of reading skills and provides hints and tips to support parents and carers

Estyn: Developing pupils’ English reading skills from 10-14 years of age: Government Response

Our response to Estyn’s report and recommendations on Developing pupils’ English reading skills from 10-14 years of age. You can read Estyn’s full report on their website.

Periods products over the summer holidays

With the summer holidays fast approaching, this is a reminder to make sure pupils are aware they can take free period products from school home. Products should be placed in an easily accessible place.

Schools can access free period products through their local authority, funded by the Welsh Government.

Have your say – consultations and surveys

Have your say – Online survey about well-being in your school!

We are undertaking research to explore how schools and pupil referral units are embedding a Whole School Approach to Emotional and Mental Well-being. The survey takes about 15-minutes to complete, and your response could help to inform education policies and practices in Wales. Please follow this link to take part.

Consultation on ‘Belonging, engaging and participating’

Consultation to support schools, pupil referral units, and local authorities in efforts to improve school attendance. Consultation ends: 20 July 2023

School Health Research Network: Student Health and Wellbeing Survey – Register today

All mainstream secondary schools can register for the survey from 12 June until 22 July 2023. You will receive, at no cost, a tailored Student Health and Wellbeing Report to facilitate self-evaluation of the health and wellbeing needs of your learners and to support a range of educational priorities. To register today please email.

more education news

Enterprising Creative Contributors: Teaching & learning resource proposal

Careers Wales in collaboration with leading academics in the field of enterprise and entrepreneurship, are planning to co-construct a new enterprise teaching and learning resource for 3-16 that reflects the principles and rationale of the Curriculum for Wales.  To guide this development, we would like to invite 8 x teaching professionals to join a working group.

Big Ideas Wales: Enterprise Troopers 23/24

The annual Enterprise Troopers competition is evolving this year as Careers Wales is now leading the Big Ideas Wales delivery across primary and secondary schools.

Educators Wales

Employers can advertise vacancies free of charge on Educators Wales, the biggest recruitment site for the education sector in Wales.

Schools who advertise their vacancies via their local authority, will see their vacancies now automatically featured on Educators Wales.

‘Sgwrsio with the EWC’

Did you know that the Education Workforce Council (EWC) have a new podcast?

NAEL: Share your views on issues impacting senior leader recruitment and retention, and inform policy proposals!

We are undertaking research with the National Academy for Educational Leadership (NAEL) on issues impacting recruitment and retention of senior school leaders, to help inform policy responses. If you can spare 30 minutes to attend an online interview to share your views please . contact s.kitson@niesr.ac.uk or visit our website for more information.

professional Learning

New UNCRC and UNCRPD Professional Learning Resources now available!

Working with regional education consortia and partnerships, and with support from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales office, the we have developed a new United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) professional learning resource. first two modules of this professional learning resource are now available on Hwb.

FMSP 2023-2024 Professional Learning special

Here is an update on the Mathematics Professional Learning Courses coming up in 2023-2024. Click here for the full range of courses available.

hwb and other resources

Online grooming talk checklist 

Physics mentoring: school applications now open for 2023 to 2024

Hwb security: multi-factor authentication (MFA) for governor accounts

other news

Newyddion Ni to start on S4C in September

A new news and sport programme for children and young people, will be shown on S4C in September – Newyddion Ni (Our News). It will include reports by children and young people, as well as longer items to explain more complex stories. The programme will include a slot covering lighter news, called ‘Newyddion App-us’. The 8-minute-long programme will be broadcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It will be shown on S4C Clic at 11:00, as part of the Stwnsh strand in the afternoon, and will be available afterwards on S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer. The programme’s new presenter will be revealed at the end of August.

  

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