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New Podcast! The Minister answers your questions

Written Statement: COVID-19 Vaccination – JCVI advice on 16 and 17 year olds and extending the cohorts for the booster vaccination

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


Boost for children’s online safety as Welsh Government becomes first government to join IWF

Oral Statement: The Young Person’s Guarantee Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Economy Young Person’s Guarantee | Working Wales

No changes to Covid rules as First Minister thanks Wales for helping to bring case rates down

Minister sets out actions to support pupils with reading New funding will provide thousands more books for school children across Wales, helping them to improve key reading and speaking skills at a young age. Oral Statement: Children’s Reading and Oracy   Senedd oral statement video clip

International Learning Exchange Programme Applications are now open for the Sector Organising Bodies for the International Learning Exchange Programme. Applications should be submitted by 3pm on 10th December 2021.

Digital Dialogue: Wales – Recruitment of Schools Open The Politics Project is recruiting schools to participate in Digital Dialogue: Wales. This free programme supports learners to develop their understanding of politics, ahead of the 2022 Local Government Elections, through online engagements with local and national politicians. Professional Learning and classroom resources are also provided. Register your interest

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.


What’s new in Hwb: 18 November

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 – One kind word

Cyrsiau Carlam November 2021 Free after school tutoring sessions for core subjects offered to GCSE pupils
Free Microsoft for Education Training – O365 via Hwb!


The Urdd’s commitment to disadvantaged children and young people Ahead of World Children’s Day, the Urdd has declared a commitment to supporting children and young people from low-income households by offering a year’s membership for £1, instead of £10.

Play Wales: Active Travel to School Toolkit The Active Travel to School Toolkit provides evidence and arguments about why active travel to school is good for children, parents and the community. It also includes practical suggestions, examples of good practice and links to further advice and support about active travel.


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