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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 27/10/2023

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Curriculum for Wales: Equity and Inclusion events Are you a practitioner that works to support equity and inclusion in education in Wales? Join us at one of six events between November 2023 and January 2024 to share ideas, success stories and learn more about how we can work together to support learners. Event details and registration.

Written Statement: Pupil Development Grant  Tackling the impact of poverty on attainment is at the heart of our national mission in education, and the Pupil Development Grant (PDG) has a key part to play in achieving this.  Please share information about how parents/carers can Get help with school costs 

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Updates to the Curriculum for Wales Framework guidance –your feedback welcomed

The revised section of guidance under consultation has been developed by practitioners and other partners and is aimed at making the guidance clearer and more user-friendly. View our blog!

National Network Conversation: Curriculum and Progression

29 November 2023 9am-12:30pm, online event

Register for your place at our next National Network Conversation. Learn how other practitioners are using recently published materials and resources including  Understanding curriculum in practice: Camau i’r Dyfodol and Curriculum Design Pilot 2023 to generate meaningful conversations with colleagues. An opportunity to discuss with other practitioners from across Wales about the type of curriculum conversations that are supporting effective curriculum design and learner progress.

Diversity within the teaching workforce

What is being done to support increasing Initial Teacher Education (ITE) recruitment.

An Anti-racist Wales – Education, childcare and playwork

To promote the work going on to achieve our vision of becoming an anti-racist nation by 2030, we have created a video showcasing some of the great things already happening in the education, childcare and playwork sectors. The video has already been posted on the Welsh Government Communities social channels, and we would appreciate if you could share this post from any of your relevant social media channels, or support and share the video in any way you can.  

An opportunity to be part of the new National Endorsement Panel in Wales (Extended closing date – 06/11/23)

The Welsh Government are seeking expressions of interest from experienced practitioners in schools to become core members of a new National Endorsement Panel, led by Professor Ken Jones. The Panel will have a key role in ensuring the quality of professional learning provision for all educational practitioners in Wales. Further details are available via the information pack for applicants.

Hwb Accounts for ITE Student Placements

Are you a school supporting a student teacher? If so, ask them if they have their own Hwb account. You will be able to add student accounts to the relevant areas you use in Hwb and remove the account once the placement is complete. Contact the Welsh Government Hwb Team if you require support.

Personalised assessments ready to use

The personalised assessments system is available for use. Headteachers/data owners can log on and accept the data agreement for the new school year so that teachers can access reports and schedule assessments.

Oral Statement: Progress Update on the Plan for Employability and Skills

more education news

Mark Burns Podcast: ‘Teaching to maximise learning’

The first in a series of podcasts from the Consortia’s Realising Potential Team. More details and access the podcast.

Education Support

Hwb and other resources

Get involved in Talk Money Week 2023, 6-10 November

This Talk Money Week, schools and colleges across Wales and the UK are being asked to #DoOneThing to help their pupils and students learn about money. Download the Talk Money Week Toolkit for Schools in English or Welsh to get ideas to help you get involved and talk money in the classroom. Join the conversation using #TalkMoney and #DoOneThing.  

Anti-Bullying Week 2023: Make a Noise About Bullying, 13-17 November

Is your school getting involved in Anti-bullying Week? This year’s theme is Make a Noise About Bullying. Odd Socks Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week, Monday 13 November an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality. There’s also information available on Hwb. Share your activity with us on social media by tagging #AntiBullyingWeek #MakeANoiseAboutBullying

Safer Internet Day 2024: Stakeholder planning event for Wales

This event on 14 November 2023 3.30-4.30pm brings together education stakeholders from across Wales to discuss the collaborative plans for the day. It is a great opportunity to hear directly from the UK Safer Internet Centre about what the SID 2024 campaign will involve and how you can get involved.

Harnessing the power of Minecraft Education to engage learners in STEM

Minecraft beings STEM and Engineering to life in an innovative way with three exciting projects. Merging the engagement of Minecraft with the skills of engineering.

New Minecraft Teacher Academy workshops for the Autumn term

An opportunity to unlock the potential of Minecraft Education in your classroom and enrich your delivery of the Curriculum for Wales.

  

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