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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 25/05/2023

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

£4m funding boost for further education mental health and wellbeing support All further education colleges are to benefit from a share of £4m funding for mental health and wellbeing support, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles has announced at a visit to Coleg Cambria during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Speech: We do best when we collaborate  Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language at Open University event, 22 May 2023

National Network Conversation: Get involved! Thursday 15 June 2023, 14:00 – 16:00 Could you support the planning and facilitate the next National Network Conversation on Curriculum and Assessment Design Planning and Facilitation Meeting. Register you interest here.

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Eisteddfod yr Urdd: Trafod Addysgeg (Talk Pedagogy)

If you are visiting Eisteddfod yr Urdd next week why not pop over to the Welsh Government’s stand on Tuesday 30 May, 2-3pm for a Talk Pedagogy panel discussion with representation from schools, Estyn and consortia.

Criteria for the accreditation of initial teacher education programmes in Wales

Following public consultation on the refreshed ‘Criteria for the accreditation of Initial Teacher Education programmes in Wales’, the updated document has been published. The Minister’s written statement can be read here and the refreshed criteria document can be found here alongside accompanying research.

Update on the proposed changes to the suite of Regulations under which independent schools in Wales operate

Consultation ends: 17 July 2023

Written statement

Evaluation of the professional standards for teaching, leadership and assisting teaching: final report

The final report from the independent evaluation of the professional standards for teaching and leadership and the professional standards for assisting teaching is now available.

Letter from Hannah Wharf – Deputy Director Support for Learners, Welsh Government

Further information available to clarify the arrangements for the implementation of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act 2018 (ALN Act) from September 2023 to August 2025.

The information will be of interest to:

  • local authorities
  • governing bodies of maintained schools
  • management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs)
  • school and PRU teaching staff
  • additional learning needs coordinators (ALNCos)

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more education news

Education Support workshop for teaching assistants and learning support assistants, Tuesday 6 June, 4pm

We are excited to share the next Welsh Government funded workshop, on building resilience and connecting with your sense of purpose. During this virtual workshop we’ll themes such as:

  • What we mean by a sense of purpose
  • What a sense of purpose means to you
  • Behaviours and communication
  • Empathy, acceptance, and appreciation

Spaces are limited, so sign up today.

Qualifications Wales

  • Have Your Say on Summer 2023 Exams – survey open: Qualifications Wales wants to hear your views and experiences of this summer’s exam series, to help them monitor qualifications in Wales. Any feedback on the content of a paper? Did the exam cover the topics studied during the course? 
  • Hospitality and Catering Consultation: We’ve created proposals for new Made-for-Wales Hospitality and Catering qualifications for post-16 learners in Wales, and we want to hear your opinion. Take part in our consultation to have your say on how these qualifications are delivered by schools, colleges and work-based learning providers. Closing date: 2 June 2023

WJEC: Have your say!

We’re looking forward to supporting schools and colleges as they plan and prepare to deliver our new suite of Made-for-Wales GCSEs in 2025. Simply complete our short survey (should take around 5 minutes) by the 9 June 2023, and let us know your views on:

  • Teaching and Learning Resources you will need 
  • Professional Learning opportunities you would benefit from 
  • Any other information and guidance you will need

E-sgol’s Annual Conference, 3 July 2023

You are warmly invited to e-sgol’s Annual Conference which is held this year at Ysgol Gyfun Llangynwyd on the 3 July 2023 between 14:20 and 16:30. The first part of the conference will include presentations from key-speakers which will also be available to watch online. The second part of the conference will be an opportunity to speak to e-sgol team members and gain first hand experience of what e-sgol has to offer. For further information and to register, please visit.

Hwb and other Resources

The ‘Influencer’ effect

New information available to support practitioners, parents and carers to manage the effect of influencers on children and young people.

What’s new in Hwb: 18 May

A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

June challenges using Adobe Express

Adobe have created a series of monthly challenges for pupils age 8-14 which schools are welcome to use throughout the year.

Virtual update – NEW Professional Learning Resources

Following the latest Policy Insight on new Curriculum for Wales professional learning resources, an asynchronous version is now available on Hwb.

other news

Wales Ambulance Service: Restart a Heart

On Monday 16 October 2023 to mark Restart a Heart Day, the Welsh Ambulance Service will be coordinating CPR training to students across secondary schools in Wales. The event is free to all secondary schools in Wales. Spaces are limited. To register your school’s interest, please complete the Restart a Heart School registration form.

  

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