WELSH EDUCATION NEWS
Cymru footballers and Welsh Government team up to tackle online sexual harassment The film promotes a culture of equality and respect, with further advice for families, children and educators available on Hwb, the digital teaching and learning platform for schools in Wales. To watch the video
Religion, Values and Ethics replaces ‘Religious Education’ under Curriculum for Wales The new Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) sits within the Humanities Area of Learning and Experience and is mandatory for all pupils from 3 -16. It has evolved to reflect the ambitions and four purposes of the Curriculum for Wales.
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Qualifications Wales: Fairness in a year of transition, Philip Blaker, Chief Executive
Earlier this year, I interrogated the question of fairness and looked at the rationale for a return to more normal assessment arrangements for 2022. At that time, there were still some questions over whether it would be possible for exams to go ahead – the Omicron variant was rampant and having a significant impact on education.
Head teachers, Deputy Head teachers or Heads of Department are required to sign and return the induction claim form on behalf of individuals claiming the IAY Induction payment, further guidance can be found under the title ‘How to claim the second grant payment’
The online Personalised Assessments system will be closed for maintenance from 15 August to 2 September. It can be accessed from w/c 5 September, and will be open for scheduling and running assessments from Monday 12 September.
The team would also like to thank all who have worked with the Welsh Government on the development of the online personalised assessments. We are very grateful for the time you have taken and all the valuable feedback you have provided.
Additional learning needs
Implementing the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018: practitioner guide
A new practitioner guide has been published setting out the arrangements for moving children from the special educational needs (SEN) system to the additional learning needs (ALN) system over the three year implementation period (1 September 2021 to 31August 2024).
This video animation is aimed at children and young people. It explains the new ALN system, how it works and how it will support learners with additional learning needs. Please share across your channels.
Guidance for local authorities on interim funding arrangements for specialist post-16 ALN placements
We have today published guidance for local authorities on interim funding arrangements for specialist post-16 placements for young people in the ALN system.
We will continue to work closely with you as we prepare for the first group of young people within the ALN system to move to post-compulsory education at the end of the next academic year.
Calling all ALNCos / aspiring ALNCos!
Considering undertaking MA study? There are 50 funded places available on the national MA Education: ALN
This is a pan-Wales Masters course run in collaboration across the 7 HEIs in Wales. You can study at any participating university.
Please contact Dr Rhiannon Packer for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welsh Government News
Are you a current or new student heading to uni or college this Autumn?
Now is a good time to check your vaccinations are up to date.
Please check your Meningitis, MMR, HPV and COVID-19 vaccinations before the new Academic year. Vaccination asset bank
Written Statement: Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation – final advice about the autumn Covid-19 vaccination programme 2022 (15 July 2022)
The closing date for applications is 8 August 2022 (16:00hrs).
Technocamps is offering a unique opportunity to teachers and support staff from both primary and secondary schools across Wales; training towards the accredited QCF-Level 3 Certificate in Computing for Teachers, starting in the Autumn Term 2022. We are offering this qualification absolutely FREE to teachers and schools.