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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 27/04/2022

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

WELSH EDUCATION NEWS

Official launch of the National Resource: Evaluation and Improvement The NR:EI will be launched formally at 1:00-1:45pm on 11 May with a virtual national introduction leading into sessions at a regional level. Your invitation to the launch is available here To read more about the NR:EI visit our Curriculum for Wales blog

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Taking the Curriculum forward – resources

Following the headteachers event on 17 February we issued a package of supporting materials which can be found here:

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Code – what it is and what it’s not! 

In this piece we want to help practitioner colleagues understand how the RSE Code was developed, the considerations and consultations along the way, and briefly how it should be used. In doing this we hope to provide the tools to dismantle any myth or misconception that might be faced in school or at the school gate. 

RSE playlist which includes a useful explainer on what children will be taught in primary.

Subordinate legislation under the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act 2021

We are consulting on proposals to:

  • enable head teachers and the providers of funded non-maintained nursery education to temporarily disapply some or all of their curriculum in relation to a learner in certain circumstances for a definite period of time
  • make provision for those learners registered at more than one school or setting

Consultation closes: 17 May

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

A Second Chance Nation: Where it’s never too late to learn

Speech by Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language.

Summer term assessments

If your school hasn’t used personalised assessments yet this year, please start planning and using them early this term so that you are able to pick your preferred dates. Schedule and run your assessments now and use the information to support teaching and learning. The Personalised assessments administration handbook for 2021 to 2022 sets out the requirements for this school year, including information on disapplication.

Making use of the personalised assessment reports to support progression

Take a look at how Minera Primary School in Wrexham has used the reports from online personalised assessments to aid progression planning for reading, and how Saundersfoot Primary School in Pembrokeshire is using the assessment reports to support understanding of progress in numeracy.

Written Statement: Welcoming the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Written Statement: Marking the end of Professor Sally Holland’s term as Children’s Commissioner for Wales 

MORE EDUCATION NEWS

Estyn: We don’t tell our teachers, but schools need to know – a report for learners 

We’ve spoken to 1,300 learners – and you told us that catcalling, being asked for nude pictures, people making hurtful or homophobic comments and body-shaming have become a major problem. 

WJEC launches new bursary scheme for undergraduate students

Further details on how the scheme will work

WELSH GOVERNMENT NEWS

Wales’ expanded flu programme extended by another year

The Minister for Health and Social Services, Eluned Morgan has today confirmed Wales’ flu vaccination programme will once again be extended to include those aged 50 and over and secondary school children in academic years 7-11 (11-16 years old).

HWB AND OTHER RESOURCES

Flash-based resources

Hwb resources that used Adobe Flash Player are no longer available.

What’s new in Hwb: 21 April

OTHER NEWS

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

To mark the Jubilee, the UK Government has funded the publication of a bilingual commemorative gift book for primary school-age children.

Schools in Wales can order books for their pupils via England’s Department for Education by 11 May 2022.

The books will be distributed by the publisher DK Books and delivered to schools who opt to receive them in September.

British Council Wales Language Trends 2022 Survey

From September 2022, international languages will become a required part of the Curriculum for Wales for Year 5 and Year 6. This survey, aimed primarily at Primary School Head teachers, hopes to provide further understanding of the issues teachers may encounter.  

Completing the survey should take less than 15 minutes of your time.

New educational workshops about the Senedd linked to the new curriculum 

The Senedd’s Education and Youth Engagement Service offers a range of new, face to face  and online workshops about the work of the Senedd. Our sessions promotes the themes of ethical, informed citizens, one of the four main purposes of the New Curriculum for Wales.   For information about how to book a session at your school or a visit to the Education Centre at the Senedd please visit

  

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