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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 21/12/2023

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Reducing administrative burdens on local authorities: grant consolidation In Education we want as much money as possible going to the front line – to our schools and in support of our schools. To reduce burdens on Local Authorities and make funding more transparent, we are amalgamating our pre-16 education grant funding.

Supporting children and young people during the conflict in Israel and Gaza Recent letter issued to schools from Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language and Jane Hutt, Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip.

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Happy Christmas to all Curriculum co-constructors and education staff!

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National Network Conversations 2024

31 January 2024, Cardiff City Stadium and 6 February 2024, Venue Cymru, Llandudno – book today! A great opportunity to:

  • Receive the latest update on the Curriculum for Wales: Continuing the Journey guidance and see what this means for your school or setting;
  • Contribute to the national conversation about Curriculum Design and Progression;
  • Share your thoughts on opportunities and challenges in the six areas of learning and experience, to help shape policy and practice to benefit all learners in Wales; and
  • Network with fellow practitioners from across Wales, and get your voice heard. 

Guidance to support meaningful work experience placements

We have commissioned the Careers Development Institute and Arad Research to develop guidance for learners, schools and employers to support the delivery of meaningful work experience placements for young people in education. If you are a member of your school’s senior leadership team and would be able to take part in an online discussion during January, please email Joanne Davis, Arad Research jo@arad.wales or register your interest.

Eat Them to Defeat Them

Eat Them to Defeat Them campaign by Veg Power & ITV to get kids to eat more vegetables is returning to every primary school in Wales in 2024, thanks to funding from the Welsh Government. School packs including posters, stickers and reward charts are on their way to you in February. Join us for the Big Chomp! 

MORE EDUCATION NEWS

Education Support: Looking after your TAs and LSAs – sowing the seeds of change – exploring ways of helping

17 January 2024

This funded workshop for school leaders in Wales explores the challenges faced by teaching and learning support assistants and offers practical ways of ensuring this important group feel heard and understood. Sign up now!

HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES

Hwb Presents…Common Sense Education

Hwb Presents is our series of events where we invite leaders in digital education to talk directly to teachers in Wales about the digital tools and opportunities that are available to you through Hwb. This time Hwb Presents…Common Sense Education to discuss Digital Citizenship.

What’s new in Hwb: 14 December

A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates

  

"To stay safe in your job search and flexible work, we recommend that you visit JobsAware (www.jobsaware.co.uk), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat labour market abuse. Visit the JobsAware website for information and to get free, expert advice for safer work."

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