Welsh Government Dysg eNewsletter: 19 September 2016 (Issue 469)

19 September 2016 • Issue 469




Does your school provide paid-for childcare, such as breakfast or afterschool clubs?

If so, parents could use Tax-Free Childcare to pay for these activities. Sign up online when you receive your invitation letter from the UK Government this autumn to ensure you can receive payments via Tax-Free Childcare. 


National Literacy and Numeracy Framework case studies

Welsh Government have worked with a number of schools to produce case studies to further support the implementation of the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF).


Education Secretary launches school’s cashless scheme

Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams was in Newtown yesterday to launch Newtown High School’s new cashless system.

Welsh Language Strategy Consultation

The Welsh Government has a vision to create a million Welsh speakers by #2050. We’re keen to hear your views.

National Conference Education Other Than at school (EOTAS)

4 October Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Consultation: Registration fees for the education workforce in Wales (2017)

Ends 30 September 2016

How was school today? Parents’ and carers’ guide to secondary school

Please share it on your school website

Did your school receive hard-copy reference copies before the school holidays to share in your reception area or hand out at parent meetings?, If not or you’d like some more, please contact EPS Comms

Sign up now! Regional 360 degree safe Cymru Workshops

In partnership with Welsh Government, SWGfL are holding four regional morning events for educational practitioners and local authorities on updates to the 360 degree safe Cymru tool.

St. David’s Awards – nominations close 21 October

Do you know someone exceptional?


Skills Cymru

Wales’ largest interactive careers and skills event is coming to Llandudno and Cardiff in October.

  • Venue Cymru, Llandudno: 7 - 8 October
  • Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff: 21-22 October

Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2016

20 October, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

The awards recognise the achievements of individuals, employers and providers across Wales.

The Skills Show 2016 

17-19 November -  Please share and sign-up now.

RESOURCES and Competitions

School students get an opportunity to test their translation skills

Register before 20 October.

Juvenes Translatores is the European Commission’s tenth annual translation contest for 17-year old students.  The 2016 contest will take place on 24 November and it will be for students born in 1999. Find out more.

Making Space 2016: International Award

Get your entries in for #MakingSpace2016. Places and spaces designed for children and young people. With a £500 prize and a free conference place for the winners. Find out more now.


Hwb+ Upgrade

All Hwb+ learning platforms and public websites have been upgraded to SharePoint 2013. There have been a number of new features.

HwbMeet Ruthin – Book now!

There are only a few places left available for our Ruthin HwbMeet on 29 September.

New Hwb Resources

The latest resources on Hwb include:

other news

Reminder – The MoD Education Support Fund 2017-18 - Application deadline 30 September 2016

This is the last year of the fund which is open to all maintained schools across the UK.

Welsh Physics Teachers Conference BRECON

5 October 2016

All physics teachers and technicians are invited to the Annual Institute of Physics – Welsh Physics teachers Conference.

Share this with your Physics teachers and we recommend they sign-up to DYSG for future updates.

Global Learning Programme Wales - Special Schools Network Training

23 September Ysgol Maes y Coed, Bryncoch, Neath, SA10 7TY

Particularly relevant for SLD and PMLD schools and units in mainstream throughout Wales. Email for more details.

Get ready for the World’s Largest Lesson - w/c 19 September 2016

This September, the focus is on achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls. Find out more on the Global Learning Programme Wales website.

Funding to visit your partner school in Germany this autumn to work together on an oceans and rivers project!

Read more about this and other Year of Science initiatives on the British Council Germany website



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