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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 22/10/2021

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

New plan to recruit more Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic teachers (video) The Welsh Government has announced its intention to introduce financial incentives to help recruit more ethnic minority teachers.  Press notice

The Betty Campbell MBE Award The Minister also announced a new award in this year’s Professional Teaching Awards Cymru. 

Update on progress of the recommendations in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, Contributions and Cynefin in the New Curriculum Working Group

Minister for Education and Welsh Language: New resources to tackle online misogyny The Football Association of Wales has joined forces with the Welsh Government to launch unique educational resources aimed at tackling online hate towards girls and women FAW: Tackling online misogyny 

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Headteacher Conference: Renew and reform: supporting learners’ wellbeing and progression The conference is now available to view online. For those who did attend we’d really appreciate your feedback Minister’s address and Q&A Owain Lloyd’s presentation.  A copy of the presentation is available here Panel Q&A The questions you posed during the conference will be addressed in a series of blog posts and podcast over the coming weeks. The Minister is eager to continue his conversations with headteachers. If you would like to participate, please email dysg@gov.wales

New Curriculum for Wales blog posts Introducing a new Curriculum during challenging times – see a consortia view on our blog! Reimagining GCSE qualifications

Get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance on who is eligible for testing and how to get a test. Written Statement has issued: Update on Welsh residents impacted by incorrect Covid-19 test results by a laboratory in England

Period Dignity Strategic Action Plan The Welsh Government wants to end the stigma associated with periods. On the 20 October they will publish an action plan which sets out a vision for period dignity and the eradication of period poverty. View the Plan and share your views here

Written Statement: International Learning Exchange Programme Update (21 October 2021) 

Welsh Language Commissioner: The Position of the Welsh Language 2016–20: Welsh Language Commissioner’s 5-year Report

PERSONALISED ASSESSMENTS

New Personalised Assessments Administration Handbook The 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.

hwb and other resources

In the know – the latest on apps, social media and games for families This collection of guides covers what all parents and carers should know about the most popular social media and gaming apps children are using today.

What’s new in Hwb: 21 October 2021 A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates, also including Hwb user research and testing group Viral online harmful challenges and hoaxes New cyber incident response training for schools in Wales

OTHER NEWS

Talk Money Toolkit for Schools Did you know that Monday 8th November marks the start of Talk Money Week, the national campaign to get everyone in the nation talking about money? Download the Talk Money Toolkit for Schools with ideas to help educators get involved and talk money in the classroom. The toolkit is available in Welsh and English. Join the conversations using #TalkMoney.

BookTrust: Want high quality free nursery resources? Sign up for Pori Drwy Stori Nursery now! Find out more about the programme and how it inspires a love of books, stories and rhymes here:  The #BigWelshRhymeTime is coming! If you’re a school, nursery, library, or early years setting we’d love you to join in between 7-11 February 2022.

Find out how to sign up for your FREE certificates & stickers – let’s get Wales rhyming! 

  

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