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Finding the best way through the Curriculum for Wales Guidance The Curriculum for Wales Guidance is necessarily quite big – it covers a whole 3 to 16 curriculum. Deciding on where you should start to read, and how to navigate through it for the best effect isn’t always obvious.


Time is running out to have your say on the Changes to statutory guidance on school uniform and appearance policies

Consultations ends: 28 November 2022

Curriculum for Wales: research on early implementation

We have commissioned research to collect the views of senior leaders in schools on the early implementation of Curriculum for Wales. The researchers are keen to hear how your school is adapting to the new arrangements, what is working well to date and any challenges you have faced.

If you are a member of your school’s senior leadership team and would be able to take part in an online discussion during November or December, please email Brett Duggan, Arad Research brett@arad.wales or register your interest here.

Reform of the School Year – update

Find out about the work that’s happening to explore changes to the school year. Later this academic year, the Government will run a public consultation looking at how term dates, the distribution of school holidays and length of terms can work better for learners, school staff and families. Go to the new webpage for a clear and concise background to this issue.

Personalised assessments – planning ahead 

Remember that personalised assessments are available for flexible use throughout the year. If you wish, you can use them early in the school year and then use the feedback and other reports to help with your planning for learner progression. The assessments can be taken a second time later in the year to assess progress.

Initial Teacher Education: Salaried PGCE for AY2023/24 now open for applications

Work in a school and aspire to become a teacher? From September 2023 there are 160 funded places available for primary and secondary student teachers. Welsh medium secondary student teachers could also have 100% of their salary funded by Welsh Government.

Oral Statement: Second Chance Nation

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

“I have said before in this Chamber that I want Wales to be a nation of second chances in education, a place where everyone can reach their potential, a nation where it is never too late to learn, where people have the confidence, motivation and means to re-enter education to gain the skills they need to work and thrive in our society.”

Written Statement: Welsh history in the Curriculum for Wales (15 November 2022)

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

Written Statement: Teachers’ Pay Award 2022 (14 November 2022)

Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

Wales’ work-based learning stars recognised at virtual awards ceremony

more welsh education news

Qualifications Wales: New GCSEs for Wales

‘Have Your Say’ on the new Made-for-Wales GCSEs that learners from year 7 and under will take from 2025.

Now, it’s your chance to ‘Have Your Say’ on the detailed proposals for each subject that you are interested in. There are recordings of events you can join and a toolkit available to help you join the discussion.

Qualifications Wales: We are recruiting members to our Learner Groups

Are you in education in Wales?

Do you want to help influence qualifications in the future?

Find out more here

Closing date: Friday 25 November 2022

Curriculum Head-To-Head

23, 30 November, 7, 14 December, 11am

Join the National Academy for Educational leadership Wales for our weekly online drop in meeting space ‘Curriculum Head-To-Head’. Explore, discuss and share your experiences of leading curriculum change through themes such as the leadership of cluster work, progression and well-being.

Meet with other senior leaders in small confidential groups, every Wednesday at 11am for 45 minutes.

Anonymised key messages will be shared with Welsh Government to inform future developments. For the link, please contact Nia Miles at nia.miles@agaa.cymru.

Hwb and other resources

Safer Internet Day 2023 bilingual education packs now available on Hwb

The packs contain everything that education practitioners and professionals who are working with children and young people will need to get involved with Safer Internet Day 7 February 2023.

‘Understanding, preventing and responding to online sexual harassment’ training opportunity for secondary school DSPs

DSPs can sign up to a free online 2 hour training session to help with understanding, preventing and responding to incidents of online sexual harassment among learners within their school or setting. December dates confirmed for Anglesey, Cardiff, Ceredigion and Conwy. Register now!

What’s new in Hwb: 17 November

A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

Show Racism the Red Card

Free anti-racism classroom resources to use during the FIFA Men’s World Cup.  Sign up now at https://t.co/wUTiq5gD3a

World’s Largest Lesson

As we approach #WorldChildrensDay (20 November), discover free resources with lots of fun activities and materials for all educators and settings – from schools, clubs and camps to learning at home. 


Cardiff University: Free Economics Workshop for Year 10 and 12 learners

The Discover Economics workshops are designed to give learners an insight into studying economics at A Level or degree level and to introduce them to different economics careers and apprenticeships.


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