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Extra £4.5m to support children and young people with additional learning needs The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced that learners with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) will benefit from a further £4.5million investment. Written Statement: Additional funding for Additional Learning Needs provision
Changes to ALN implementation timeframe The Minister for Education and Welsh Language has today announced the decision to extend the time available to move children during the first year of implementation by one year. Letter from Owain Lloyd – Director of Education and the Welsh Language  

£25m investment in Community Focused Schools to tackle the impact of poverty Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has announced almost £25m of investment in the next financial year to tackle the impact of poverty on young people’s attainment.


New funding to support mental well-being of apprentices, trainees and further education learners and staff

Blog post: Informing parents about the new curriculum – useful materials An integral part of preparing for the new curriculum is engaging with parents and informing them – or reminding them – about the changes to come. 

Initial Teacher Education Race Equality Community Mentors Get involved in recruitment into ITE. We are looking for individuals who can provide an independent, balanced input, offering expertise and advise to support ITE Partnerships in meeting their actions identified within the Welsh Government’s Initial Teacher Education Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Recruitment plan including developing their own recruitment plans. Closing date Friday 1 April 2022

Taith funding call for International Mobility in Wales The application window for Taith’s first funding call (Pathway 1) is now open for all learning providers in Wales. Pathway 1 will fund outward and inward exchanges of learners, volunteers and staff both from and to Wales. Physical, virtual, and blended options will all be eligible for funding. The deadline for applications is 12:00 (noon), 12 May 2022.

Oral Statement: High Standards and Aspirations for All Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

Oral Statement: The Children (Wales) Act Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services

personalised assessments

Numeracy (Reasoning) personalised assessments Written Statement: The Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles MS  The new online numeracy assessments are now available for schools to use. In readiness of Curriculum For Wales, this completes the suite of assessments that teachers can use throughout the year to support teaching and progression in reading and numeracy. 

Numeracy (Reasoning) resources Numerical reasoning resources can be accessed via the personalised assessments learner report and group skills profile reports following a Numeracy (Reasoning) Personalised Assessment. Once your learners have taken an assessment, you can use these new resources to help develop their reasoning skills.


Changes to current school assessment arrangements and local authority prospectus Consultation ends: 1 April 2022
Statutory induction of newly qualified teachers in Wales Consultation ends: 8 April 2022

hwb and other resources

Stand with Refugees: Creative teaching ideas for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 learners
Teaching controversial issues: A guide for teachers

Other news of interest

The German Teacher Awards 2022 This year’s Call for Nominations for the German Teacher Awards, celebrating the dedication and excellence of German language teachers at primary and secondary schools across the UK, has now gone live (Deadline 30 April 2022). For further information and a copy of the application form.

UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK – Free school and college workshops, webinar and resources UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK offers a unique schools’ programme that puts creativity and collaboration at the heart of learning. The programme, for 11-19 year-olds, is flexible and offers class-based, online and real-world learning opportunities aligned to the Curriculum for Wales, designed by teachers with a wealth of experience in STEAM.


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