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Blog: Equity and Inclusion case studies How schools in Wales are using their new curriculum to ensure all children progress and fulfil their potential.

Headteachers / principals: Interested in a conversation with Lynne Neagle, Cabinet Secretary for Education? If you’d like the opportunity to take part in an open and informal chat with the Cabinet Secretary, please email us Dysg@gov.wales


20 million additional free school meals served up in Wales through “transformational” initiative

All primary school children and more than 6,000 nursery-age pupils attending a maintained school will be eligible for free meals by September 2024.

Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) school exclusion survey

Survey identifying the link between children’s SLCN and exclusion/risk of exclusion from school. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact karen.bathgate@gov.wales

Please take the opportunity to complete the survey below, the closing date is 24 May 2024.

Personalised Assessments

Feedback and progress – key points

Guidance for practitioners on individual learner feedback and progress reports 2023 to 2024 covers key points on using the reports to support teaching, learning and planning.  It also sets out which reports should be shared with parents/carers.

When should schools use Personalised Assessments?

Personalised Assessments are mandatory in 2023 to 2024 and teachers should note that 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. Find out more in the Administration Handbook

More Education News

Department for Education, UK Government: Grants to schools for electric vehicle chargepoints

This grant is for state-funded schools and education institutions to install up to 40 electric vehicle chargepoint sockets at their site(s).  To apply

Grow your teaching workforce: The Open University in Wales’ PGCE online event for schools

Join The OU in Wales on 20 May 4-5pm for an interactive online event to find out how endorsing a student on the salaried PGCE course can benefit your school. The OU’s expert PGCE team will explain the unique salaried route and will answer any questions you may have.

Link to register for event: https://GrowYourTeachingWorkforce.eventbrite.co.uk

New report: A review of the junior apprenticeship programme in Wales  

Our new report highlights good practice and identifies barriers to the effective delivery of the junior apprenticeship programme introduced in 2017 by further education colleges.

You can read the full report here: https://bit.ly/3UYo8Wz

RESOURCES and competitions

The National Numeracy Day Number Heroes competition 

Sign up to take part in the competition

National Numeracy Day: 22 May 2024

Google for Education: Made for the way you teach


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