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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 23/02/2024

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Spring 2024 National Network Conversation: Equity and inclusion, online event Tuesday 23rd April 9:15am – 12.30pm This event will focus on supporting practitioners to reflect on how Curriculum for Wales can support equity and inclusion, overcoming barriers that can limit learner progression, and ensuring the education of all learners is seen as having equal importance throughout the 3-16 continuum. Please register for the event.

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Siarter Iaith: Design a new logo!

We need a logo to promote the Siarter Iaith in Secondary Schools. Can you help us by designing a logo to help young people enjoy the Welsh language and win a £50 voucher! The logo needs to be attractive and colourful using our brand colours – blue, green, pink and purple. Email Cymraeg2050@llyw.cymru by 1 March 2024

Written Statement: Report of the ALNCo Task and Finish Group

Taith: Pathway 1 applications

Funding is available for learners, young people, and staff to undertake international exchanges. Pathway 1 closes at 12pm on 20 March 2024. If you have any questions or require assistance with the applications process, please get in touch with enquiries@taith.wales

National Monitoring Programme

The work on an ambitious programme of national monitoring of education is underway and we are keen to consult with stakeholders as we take forward this work. If you would like to be involved in this development through direct consultation and/or by attending an (online) briefing event on 29 February 2024, please use this form.

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Inspiration for Enterprise Education

Searching for ideas and inspiration on how to integrate enterprise in your primary school? Register and join the Careers Wales/Big Ideas Wales ‘encouraging enterprise’ online workshops in February and March to:

  • Talk enterprise with fellow practitioners
  • Listen to case studies
  • Discover free resources to help you and your school

Education Support: Action learning for wellbeing leads

Actions Learning Sets give you to the chance to work with a community of professionals to facilitate long term culture change. You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to improve mental health and wellbeing in your school. Sign-up!

Corporate Parenting Charter: support for care experienced children and young people

The charter sets out eleven principles that all public bodies and their leaders should follow to ensure care experienced children and young people have the same life chances as every other child or young person in Wales. Any public body, third sector organisation or business can sign up to the Charter.

Welcome to Cwlwm’s Winter newsletter

The newsletter has been published by the five leading childcare organisations in Wales, namely, Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs, Early Years Wales, NDNA Cymru, Mudiad Meithrin and PACEY Cymru. The newsletter includes interesting, useful and comprehensive articles and information for the early years, childcare and playwork sector. Enjoy reading!

CONSULTATIONS

Children missing education database

Consultation ends: 25 April 2024

RESOURCES AND EVENTS

St David’s Day: Friday 1 March 2024

Celebrate St David’s Day with Hwb Tools and resources!

Hay Festival free schools programme

Sign up for this year’s free Hay Festival schools programme for a chance to see some of the world’s most inspiring writers in-person and online, Thursday 23 May for Primary schools and Friday 24 May for Secondary schools, including Children’s Laureate Wales 2023-2025 Alex Wharton, Sarah Crossan, Anthony Horowitz, Manon Steffan Ros, and more.

The Welsh Ambulance Service has launched a new addition to their ‘Blue Light Hub’ bilingual gaming app

‘7 Important checks’

Aimed at 7–12-year-olds, the game aims to familiarise players with emergency crews’ equipment, alleviating any fears and promoting a positive experience for young patients. Now free to download at Google Play and Apple app store.

Community Focused Schools Conference, Wrexham

25 April 2024

British Council Wales is pleased to announce a daylong conference on Community Focused Schools for education practitioners. It will include keynote speeches by Community School experts from the USA, case studies and best practice from schools in Wales. Register to take part!

Film & Curriculum for Wales

13 March 2024, 9am – 3.30pm From picking up ideas on integrating the use of film into your curriculum provision to finding out more about the opportunities available to schools at Canolfan Yr Egin; from learning about Careers in Screen to sharing best practice. Join us for a day of workshops, panel talks and training sessions.

  

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