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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 26/04/2024

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Education Support Supporting teachers and education staff with all kinds of concerns including managing difficult situations, self-care, challenging personal matters etc. Lots of information, tools and resources on school staff mental health and wellbeing. Or want to talk to someone, call our helpline number, which is free 08000 562 561

Meic Meic is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. Freephone 080880 23456, or text 84001

WELSH government EDUCATION NEWS

Written Statement: Purple Up! Day – Month of the Military Child

Education Wales Blog: Talk pedagogy – new HEI research project and a new resource

Talk Pedagogy enables teachers to reflect on their professional identity in a safe pedagogical space. It enhances teacher agency and supports their capacities to navigate the uncertainty around curriculum design and delivery. The first phase of this research is a survey open to school staff across Wales and we kindly ask for you to complete the survey using this link by 31 July 2024

Wales’ Professional Learning Resources – now in one place!

For the first time, Professional Learning resources have been centralised in one place on Hwb. The freshly categorised and classified resources are now readily searchable and accessible to all education practitioners across Wales via the professional learning portal.

Salaried PGCE for AY2024/25 now open for applications

Salaried PGCE student teachers are employed in school while also completing their academic studies to become a school teacher. Choose to be secondary school teacher and a salary contribution is available to your employing school while you study. Further information including links on how to apply:

Have parents/carers in your school checked their eligibility for the School Essentials Grant?

Apply before applications close for this year on 31 May 2024

They could claim up to £200 per child for school essentials such as school uniform, stationery, sports kit and equipment. There’s still time to check eligibility get help with school costs.

Personalised Assessments

View the latest information about MIS Reminder and Training materials on Hwb.

more education news

Free National Leadership Conference: DARPL and Anti-Racist Professional Learning

20 June 2024 09:00 – 17:00 at Venue Cymru, Llandudno

This national event will develop and explore anti-racist leadership. Bookings are open to professionals working within schools, childcare, playwork, post-16 further education or work-based learning or within youth work. Sign up.

Measles can be a serious illness for children that can be prevented by a highly effective and safe vaccine

Please share this information with parents.

hwb and other RESOURCES

Announcing Hwb DigiFest

Taking place on Monday 2 September – this is one festival you won’t want to miss in 2024!

Review of curriculum resources and supporting materials on Hwb – opportunities to get involved across Wales 

The review of all Hwb curriculum resources to ensure alignment with the Curriculum for Wales is ongoing, as featured in our previous blog post. Our thanks to all practitioners who are already supporting this process. If you are able to support this work, with your headteacher’s agreement, please can you advise via email by 13 May 2024

other news

Enterprise Troopers Challenge

Sign up for the Enterprise Troopers Challenge by 17 May 2024 Is your primary school full of young entrepreneurs? Sign up for the Enterprise Troopers Challenge to showcase their talents and meet Welsh entrepreneurs at a fun-filled day of enterprise activities at venues across Wales in June and July!

  

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