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Celebrate and Participate – education guidance to support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and young people This guidance will support schools and education practitioners to improve the experiences in education of children and young people from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Written Statement: Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in education establishments in Wales Update


Pupil Development Grant: guidance

Guidance on what it is and how to use it to reduce the impact of poverty on educational achievement.

Personalised Assessments

  • Discover how Ysgol Min y Ddol and Ysgol Merllyn are using personalised assessments to complement their approaches to assessment.
  • Personalised Assessments are mandatory in 2023 to 2024, however teachers should note there is no specific ‘window’ for using them. Schools have the flexibility to schedule the personalised assessments at any point during the academic year that they consider is most beneficial to inform learning, teaching and progression planning. 

National ALN Implementation Lead: Vacancy

The post will be responsible for supporting the continued implementation of the Additional learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 across a national footprint. Further information available. Closing date: 17 December 2023

Developing the Interim Youth Work Board’s Recommendations: Next steps

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has set out his priorities for the next phase of work to developing the Interim Youth Work Board’s recommendations aimed at achieving a sustainable delivery model for youth work in Wales. 

Post-16 planning and funding framework: programmes directory 2023 to 2024

Education wales blog

Equity and inclusion workshops 

Practitioners have gained real insights and made great contacts. Find out more on our blog and see available dates in January and February 2024.

How have Qualifications Wales been developing GCSEs that meet the aspirations of Curriculum for Wales?


Net zero sector skills

Consultation ends: 31 December 2023

Register of tertiary education providers: initial regulations

Consultation ends: 5 February 2024

The structure of the school year

Consultation ends: 12 February 2024

Co-ordinated school admission arrangements

This consultation is for anyone with a role or interest in school admission arrangements, including local authorities, school governing bodies, diocesan authorities, admission appeal panels, parents/carers and other interested parties. It is limited, seeking views on the above changes only. Consultation ends: 23 February 2024

More Education News

Estyn’s new Parents and Carers Community

Estyn have recently set up a Parents and Carers Community to hear the views of this group. Estyn are encouraging parents and carers to share their views about education through short surveys and focus groups. Find out more.

The SHRN Student Health & Wellbeing Survey and the School Environment Questionnaire (SEQ)

Closes 22 December 2023

As well as completing the surveys, participating schools are asked to avoid delays in receiving school reports by ensuring that they have entered their Total Year Group numbers and submitted the parental opt-out form via their school dashboards by 15 December. If you have any questions regarding the research, please contact the SHRN team:  shrn@cardiff.ac.uk  

Consortia’s Reflective Space offer

We all need a little well-being support from time to time, an opportunity to stop, unload, reflect and review. Please click the link to find out more and sign up to the Consortia reflective coaching support offer. 

Hwb and other resources

Public Health Wales advice for schools about vaping 

The guidance sets out details of vaping use among young people in Wales and the ten key actions that schools can take to respond to and address vaping in their setting.

Safer Internet Day – 6 February 2024

Adobe opportunities: December

New live lessons using Adobe Express with Dom Traynor, Adobe’s Education Evangelist / Adobe Creative Educator Level 1 and 2 English training sessions!

Microsoft AI Hub for educators

Resources and training on how to use artificial intelligence (AI) for educational purposes with Microsoft’s AI Hub for educators.

Exploring Christmas resources on Hwb

Discover the wealth of festive resources available on Hwb this Christmas!

other news

The Electoral Commission: Welcome to Your Vote Week 2024

Every January we ask schools and youth groups to join us in celebrating democracy by delivering democratic education with their students and young people. We aim to support young people to get the knowledge they need to feel confident to cast their vote


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