Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 3 February 2017 (Issue 484)

3 February 2017 • Issue 484




New Curriculum for Wales blog post

Views from the latest Pioneer School Events

25 new Pioneer Schools went to Llandudno last month to find out how work has progressed on the new curriculum and to help make a start on the ‘Areas of Learning and Experience’. 


Curriculum for Wales newsletter: Issue 04

The latest edition of our stakeholder newsletter is now available.


Ministerial Supply Model Taskforce

The Supply Model Taskforce were established to consider the future delivery options for supply teachers in Wales.  Their report and findings were published 2 February 2017. 


Apprenticeship Week Cymru 2017

Apprenticeship Week celebrates the positive impact Apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy

To find out more about events being held across Wales, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter #Appweekcymru.

Summer Schools Directory 2017

The summer school catalogue is now available for KS3 and KS4 It includes activities that complement the curriculum, enrich studies, encourage participation and has a key role in raising aspirations and introducing learners to the opportunity of progressing to further and higher education.

Parents’ and carers’
guide to secondary school for children aged 11 to 14 

Do you need to top up your collection of hard-copy guides for upcoming parents' meetings? Please contact DYSG for additional copies.

Why not share the How was school today? guide on your school websites. There are also community language versions of the guide for you to share.

Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (MAP) research expedition for Year 12 STEM students

Deadline for applications, 9am on Wednesday 22 February 2017

An exciting programme aimed at Year 12 STEM students ‘Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (MAP)’includes research and expedition opportunities to students who would not usually get access to such experiences


Some of these links require you to log into HWB to view

Welsh Music Day (Welsh only)

A collection of resources for schools to use to celebrate Welsh Music Day (KS3, KS4 and KS5) on 10 February 2017.

National Digital Learning Awards 2017

Thinking of applying for the National Digital Learning Awards 2017? Guidance for applicants is now available on Hwb. 

Secure mail - Hwb Message Encryption

Hwb Message Encryption (HME) is one of the three enhanced controls, outlined in our information security guidance document, which can be used to provide an added layer of security to e-mail. HME only applies to e-mails which are sent from a Hwbmail account to an external e-mail account. For more information view the HwbMail Security Guidance .


Welsh schools heritage competition 2017

Please could schools note the following. The entry date for the 2017 competition has been extended to 10 February 2017.


A report on barriers to learning faced by Black and Mixed ethnicity learners in Wales

This report produced by Dr Jonathan Brentnall was commissioned by the Welsh Government to identify barriers to learning which impact on the attainment of Black and Mixed ethnicity learners in Wales.

Leading Wales: Mid-Programme Evaluation Report

The review has demonstrated the positive impact this leadership programme has had to date on the successful development of knowledge, skills and behaviours, as well as the progression of senior leaders in the Welsh FE Sector.



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