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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 19/05/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Interested in a conversation with the Minister? Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, is keen to hear your views as part of his monthly conversations with small groups of headteachers/principals. If you are interested in taking part, please email dysg@gov.wales

New blog item: Launched and all yours: The National Resource: Evaluation and Improvement It was ‘one for all and all for the Resource’ on 11th May when the resource that’s designed to help schools with self-evaluation and improvement was launched. 

more welsh government education news

Supporting transition from the current arrangements to Curriculum for Wales

We’ve published an update to provide additional information to help schools and settings prepare for the roll-out of Curriculum for Wales as well as supporting learners under the current assessment arrangements.

Certificate in Careers Leadership

Careers and work-related experiences (CWRE) is a cross-cutting theme in the Curriculum for Wales. We are offering 15 places on the Level 6 qualification in Careers Leadership for those with responsibility for CWRE in schools and settings across Wales, endorsed by the National Academy of Educational Leadership Wales. For more details, please visit

Talk Teaching podcast: An Interview with Jeremy Miles

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language talks about Curriculum for Wales implementation, Covid-19, equity and coherence, and supporting the teaching profession. 

Written Statement: Support for Leaders and the National Professional Learning Entitlement

Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

Review of assessment in language learning

This report presents the findings of a study undertaken to explore how assessment for learning (AfL) can support learner progression in language learning.

The Price of Pupil Poverty: Guides and Toolkits

Funded through the Welsh Government, these guides are a resource for schools in Wales to provide cost effective solutions that can contribute to improved learner wellbeing.

Helping to inform these guides the Annual Child Poverty Surveys, are now ‘live’ and will close on 3 June. 

Survey for Educators and practitioners

Survey for Children and Young People 

Reminder: Keynote speech – Higher Education in Wales – Virtual Event 19 May 2022 at 6pm

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales

In Conversation – More than a “sticking plaster” 7 June 2-3pm

Join Dr Ali Davies in conversation with colleagues from the education sector as they explore the issues surrounding the well-being of educational leaders.

Leading Innovation: 16 June 9:30-11:30am

Join us as we explore Leading Innovation, featuring the launch of our new Insight Series paper by Professor Emeritus Andy Penaluna.

Upcoming Education Workforce Council events

Take a look and book your place. 

Qualifications Wales 

Pob Lwc to all learners taking exams and assessments

Part of the joint Power Up campaign in partnership with Welsh Government, WJEC, Careers Wales and E-sgol, Pob Lwc Day is all about supporting learners, teachers, parents and carers of those who are taking exams and assessments this year

Changes to GCSE, AS and A level exams to continue in the next academic year

Advance information will be provided to schools and colleges to help prepare learners studying for made-for-Wales GCSE, AS and A level qualifications.

PERSONALISED ASSESSMENTS

Numeracy (Reasoning) Personalised Assessments

The personalised assessments are statutory for learners in Years 2-9 in 2021-2022.  For learners in Year 2, schools are advised to run the Numeracy (Procedural) personalised assessments first, and then use their discretion and professional judgement on whether or not to use the Numeracy (Reasoning) assessments with some or all of their Year 2 learners. See the Administration Handbook for further details.

Are your learners familiar with personalised assessments?

Get the best information on your learners’ skills by ensuring they do familiarisation assessments ahead of doing the live personalised assessments. Learners access them by logging into Hwb and clicking » Personalised Assessments » Familiarisation assessments. They can

try the different question types and learn how to navigate through the assessments. This is especially important for Reasoning which includes hints and audio clips.

hwb and other resources

STEM Facilitation Project

Schools in Blaenau Gwent are working towards the realisation of the Additional Guidance on Careers and Work-related experiences (CWRE) by working with local businesses and stakeholders.

What’s new in Hwb: 12 May

other news

Into Film Awards 2022 – Nominee news

  • Miss Jemma Evans from Penybont Primary – has truly embraced film learning in her 17 years of teaching at Penybont
  • Eden from Powys’ award-winning film, ‘I’m the One’, scooped up the prize for ‘Best Film’ in the 2020 Awards and is now the focus of a Health and Wellbeing resource by Into Film to schools in Wales.

National Education Show 2022

7 October 2022, City Hall, Cardiff. Book your FREE entry pass today or email info@nationaleducationshow.com to access the FREE Seminar Scheme for group bookings. 

  

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