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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 26/11/2021

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH GOVERNMENT NEWS

Updates on LFD testing Thank you for your continued support during the autumn-winter term.  

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) RSE will be a mandatory element of the Curriculum for Wales. It plays a central role in supporting learners’ rights to enjoy fulfilling, healthy and safe relationships throughout their lives. The whole school approach to RSE includes anti-bullying, positive peer relationships and online safety. This playlist includes a leaflet and animated explainers for parents/carers, which you may find useful to share.  

New blog post: National pilot now live: new school evaluation and improvement resource A national pilot is now underway of the National Resource: Evaluation and Improvement. The Resource has been designed to provide schools with a means to evaluate and improve performance over time, in harmony with curriculum reform and Estyn’s evolving approach to inspection. 

MORE WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Welsh language immersion support for learners to be expanded Wales-wide Eight local authority areas will create their first Welsh language late immersion centres and all Welsh local authorities will receive additional funding to focus on establishing new late immersion provision.

Interested in shaping professional learning for the new curriculum? Closing date for applications Friday 3 December 2021 The Wales Association of SACREs (WASACRE) is developing and facilitating professional learning for Religion, Values and Ethics for the Curriculum for Wales.  This new professional learning will be available to schools in the summer term 2022. The Association is currently looking for 10 practitioners to join the RVE Professional Learning Development Team to assist with this workFurther details here.

Personalised Assessments – Training materials Remember that you can use the reports generated by the personalised assessment system to help with planning for progression. The step-by-step videos and webinars on the system will help you refresh your knowledge of how to use the information in the reports.

High 5 for children’s rights! Ending physical punishment in Wales Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan, tells us what ending physical punishment means to her on the Welsh Government blog. Public Appointments – National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales We are seeking 3 new Board Members to join the National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales. The Board plays a critical role in providing constructive challenge, support and direction. Closing date for applications 22 December 2021. For further details and to apply

Ambitious deal to deliver radical change and reform The agreement between Labour and Plaid Cymru is a joint policy programme covering 46 areas.

HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES

The Edit Competition Hour of Code:TimeCraft!

Back in time to save the future travel!

By Minecraft: Education Edition Online grooming: close the door to abusers

OTHER NEWS

WHICH MAY BE OF INTEREST Estyn wants your views on the education services in Merthyr Tydfil Your views will help inspectors judge the effectiveness of education services in Merthyr Tydfil. Take part Closes 3 December.

Group for Education in Museums (GEM) project survey GEM is an exciting project to determine the existing level of understanding and awareness regarding the introduction of the new curriculum for Wales. If you work in a Welsh school, please fill in this survey. An initial training event for both museum and school staff will be organised by GEM early in the Spring term.

Canmlwyddiant Yr Urdd 2022 will be a huge year for the Urdd.  There are a host of events and celebrations planned throughout the year for members, supporters and friends around the world.

TeenTech This March, TeenTech is bringing schools across Wales a live, interactive programme of online science and technology engagement events for ages 8 to 19! Join Maggie Philbin OBE and the TeenTech team live on Tuesday 30 November at 4pm to learn more about the programme and have your questions answered. The session will be available to afterward, and you can submit questions in advance. Find out more and register now

New Competition and Resources for Schools in Wales: The Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators A new translation competition is launching in Autumn 2021 for students aged 11-18 in Wales. The Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators is an initiative from the Translation Exchange at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. The competition will run from French into Welsh for the first time in 2021-2022. Remember to register!

  

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