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WELSH EDUCATION NEWS – 29/02/2024

Sourced from the latest Dysg eNewsletter.

Youth Work Excellence Awards: Winners announced

The Youth Work Excellence Awards are a chance to recognise and celebrate the outstanding youth work taking place across Wales.The 2023 Awards

WELSH GOVERNMENT EDUCATION NEWS

Improving Attendance in Secondary Schools: Government Response

Our response to Estyn’s thematic review on Improving Attendance in Secondary Schools. You can read Estyn’s full report on their website.

Planning next steps

See how Saundersfoot Primary School, Milford Haven School and Ysgol y Mynydd Bychan have used the personalised assessment reports to plan for progression.

The webinars on the system can also help you  consider how to use the information in the reports.

Written Statement: Publication of the Statement of strategic priorities for tertiary education and research and innovation

Oral statement: Policy Statement on Apprenticeships

welsh government news

Welsh Government helping to make children veg chomp-ions

Eat Them to Defeat them returns for its sixth year, to make veg fun, improve diets and increase children’s intake of vegetables by chomping away.

Employer Skills Survey 2022 Wales Report

The Employer Skills Survey 2022 (ESS 2022) is the sixth in a series of UK-wide large-scale employer surveys which provide a comprehensive source of labour market information on the skills challenges faced by employers and the levels and nature of investment in training and development. ESS 2022 included 4,825 employers in Wales (within the UK-wide survey which saw over 72,000 employers taking part).

more education news

NAEL: Leadership Unlocked – Professor Ken Jones

Thursday 7 March 9:30-11:30am

Leading Professional Learning: Moving from INSET towards ‘effective’ Professional Learning. Leadership Unlocked is a series of professional learning webinars, that explore leadership in Wales and internationally. The webinars are designed for those in senior leadership roles from schools, the youth work sector and Post Compulsory Education & Training (PCET) sector and aims to support their thinking and practice.

Estyn and EWC work together to establish a benchmark of excellence for Youth Workers

Work is underway to support and recognise the improving standards in the provision, practice, and performance of Youth Work organisations through Youth Work Quality Mark and Estyn Inspection.

Education Support: Group supervision for safeguarding staff

Group supervision provides a community of other safeguarding staff to share your concerns, reflect, and joint problem solve. Pause, reflect, connect and invest in your own wellbeing, as well as develop your skills as a professional. Sign-up!

hwb and other resources

Careers Wales: Enterprising Ideas Bank resource

Careers Wales are pleased to announce the launch of a new teaching resource, the Enterprising Ideas Bank. This resource was developed in collaboration with entrepreneurial role models from the Big Ideas Wales network and contains ideas to inspire, support and encourage entrepreneurship education with younger learners. 

World Book Day: Thursday 7 March 2024

Celebrate the World Book Day with these activity ideas and resources on Hwb!

British Science Week: 8 to 17 March 2024

Adobe opportunities: February

New live lessons using Adobe Express / Adobe Creative Educator Level 1 and 2 English training sessions / resources lesson packs.

Changes to Microsoft Stream: action required

Microsoft Stream (Classic) will be discontinued by Microsoft so will no longer be available to Hwb users.

What’s new in Hwb: 22 February

A summary of recent Hwb resources and updates.

  

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