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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 17/11/2021

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Seren a Sbarc find the recipe for a trip through Welsh history Siarter Iaith characters Seren a Sbarc are back with a new book which sees them on a time-travelling trip through Welsh history. 

New blog post: Developing Curriculum with our Cluster – Ysgol Bro Edern These honest, insightful videos about building curriculum at Ysgol Bro Edern show how they approached 3 – 16 curriculum development with their cluster.  

Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2021 Time is running out! You have until midnight on Tuesday 23 November to nominate inspirational education professionals across Wales. There are 10 categories ranging from the Inspirational Use of the Welsh Language to Outstanding New Teacher, to nominate go to www.gov.wales/teachingawardscymru

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Viral online harmful challenges and hoaxes We’ve updated our advice to help schools and teachers deal with harmful online trends.

Anti Bullying Week: 15-19 November 2021 This year’s theme is ‘One Kind Word’ find out how your school can get involved.

#HoliJeremy, missed the live Q&A session?  Another chance to view all the questions and answers.

The national resource: evaluation and improvement The national resource: evaluation and improvement is a resource to support schools with self-evaluation and improvement. It consists of practical guidance, evaluation prompts, interactive resources, case studies and much more.

Miwsig Y Siarter Iaith Looking for modern Welsh language music for your learners? Radio Cymru 2 will be creating a new playlist every month on BBC Sounds which is easy to find, simple to use and available free of charge to schools and parents.

New funding to inspire young people in ‘tech valleys’ to be scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians of the future All primary and secondary school pupils in Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil will soon be able to engage with an exciting range of local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employers.

NAEL: International Blether: ‘Shining a Light on Middle Leadership’ Free event – Monday 22 November 4-5pm Join our International Blether and hear from six middle leaders from across Ireland, Scotland and Wales as they share their thoughts, experiences and challenges of their role. Booking essential. 

Personalised assessments

Data agreement reminder: headteachers, remember you must accept the data agreement for the 2021 to 2022 school year and review staff functions before staff can access the personalised assessment system.
New Personalised Assessments Administration Handbook sets out the requirements for the personalised assessments in 2021 to 22
Reading progress reports available: progress reports for Reading assessments taken in 2020–2021 are now available.  For Numeracy (Procedural) and Reading assessments taken during this school year, progress reports will be available the day after the assessment.

HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES

Early Years Wales- 3 Part conversation:  6pm, 17 November 2021  Early Years Wales is delighted to announce a 3-part conversation with Rachel Clarke a granddaughter of Betty Campbell, a Deputy Head Teacher and Leadership Consultant and Liz Pemberton, The Black Nursery Manager. Book your place today.

Safer Internet Day 2022 Stakeholder Planning Event for Wales This event brings together organisations from across Wales to discuss the collaborative plans for Safer Internet Day 2022.

Minecraft: Education Edition – enriching the new Curriculum for Wales An opportunity to unlock the potential of Minecraft: Education Edition in your classroom.

OTHER NEWS

Play Wales: Review: supporting the case for better opportunities to play in schools Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) has published a new literature review that supports the case for better opportunities to play in primary schools in the UK.

EESW STEM Cymru Updates, resources and competitions: IET150: My Sustainable Community Competition. Closing date for entries is Friday 28 January 2022. The Urban Farming Project 

  

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