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Conversation with Jeremy Miles Are you headteacher or principal? Interested in a conversation with Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education & Welsh Language? If you’d like the opportunity to take part in an open and informal chat with the minister on 19 January 2023, please email Dysg@gov.wales  

Opening schools as well as childcare and play settings in extreme bad weather and extreme hot weather Updated guidance recently published.


Additional national INSET days 2022 to 2025

We want your views on allowing an additional national INSET day for professional learning for 3 academic years. Written Statement

Proposals to add to the categories of those required to register with the Education Workforce Council

A consultation has launched seeking views on a draft Order with proposals to amend the relevant legislation which require education practitioners to register with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).  This is the first phase of a programme of work to ensure staff working in independent schools, all headteachers, and paid, qualified youth workers and youth support workers are professionally and independently regulated. The consultation will be open until 17 February 2023 

Oral Statement: Young Person’s Guarantee

On 13 December 2022, an oral statement was made in the Senedd: Young Person’s Guarantee

Written Statement: Establishment of the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research – Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Act (Commencement No.1) Order 2022

more education news

Wales’ future inventors recognised at WJEC’s annual Innovation Awards

Promising students have been recognised for their remarkable creations at our prestigious 22nd Innovation Awards ceremony held on 13 December at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay.

The Innovation Awards, in partnership with the Welsh Government, recognises the very best in creativity and design amongst the many talented students we have in Wales.

Student Space: student mental health programme for students in Wales and England

Support provided is safe, confidential and free, available 24/7 and developed collaboratively with higher education professionals, researchers and students to complement existing services available to students. New services for the winter break:

As well as student blogs:

welsh government news

Public Health Wales: Streptococcus A (strep A), Scarlet Fever and iGAS

Public Health Wales has developed communications material containing information and advice for parents/carers in regard to Streptococcus A and Scarlet Fever.  Content will be added here as and when

Oral Statement: The Draft Budget 2023-24

The future of Welsh-speaking Communities: call for evidence

The Commission for Welsh-speaking Communities wants to hear your views on all kinds of issues affecting Welsh-speaking communities, from housing and education to community development and regeneration.

The call for evidence is open from 9 November until 13 January 2023.

Welsh Government consultation on electoral reform is closing soon.

Young and passionate about democracy?

There’s only 3 weeks left to have your say on our proposals to make it easier to vote and stand in elections in Wales. We want to continue giving younger people a say in the running of their country. View our young people’s guide and have your say on the proposals to modernise elections.

Hwb and other resources

Miwsig y Siarter Iaith

Merry Christmas! ’Miwsig Y Siarter Iaith’s Christmas Playlist is here! A whole hour of Christmas tunes, in Welsh. Perfect for the classroom, the hall, at home, in the car, in your ears – anywhere! A new playlist is available on the first Friday of EVERY month.

We have a winner! ‘Co-operators of Tomorrow’ competition

The results are in. The winner of Cwmpas and Hwb’s ‘Co-operators of Tomorrow’ competition can be revealed…

other news

Inspire! Tutor Awards open for nominations 

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) are inviting nominations on behalf of outstanding tutors, whose dedication, knowledge and teaching have given adult learners the confidence, motivation and skills they need to reach their goals and lead more healthier and prosperous lives. L&W welcome nominations from tutors within the following settings: Higher Education, Further Education, Workplace, Community Education, Welsh for Adults, or School or other setting. Closing date for entries is 16/01/2023


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