Welsh Government DYSG pre-11 eNewsletter: 10 February 2017 (Issue 162)

10 February 2017 • Issue 162



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Numerical Reasoning marking support

Once again in 2017 we will be providing the Supported Marking Service for the Year 7 to 9 Numerical Reasoning Tests. Find out more.


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. 


Estyn wants your views 

If you’re involved in education in Wales, please share your views.

Estyn has launched a consultation on how they should inspect local government education services from autumn 2018. This includes local authorities and regional consortia.

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New online safety zone for Welsh learners launched

As more than 100 countries around the world celebrated Safer Internet Day 2017 Education Secretary Kirsty Williams this week launched a new Online Safety Zone for Welsh teachers and learners on Hwb, our digital learning platform.


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.





National Digital Learning Awards 2017

Applications for the National Digital Learning Awards open on Monday 13 February. Guidance for applicants is available on Hwb. 

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.

Parents’ and carers’ guides

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? primary school guide on your school websites? 

There are also online community language versions of the Foundation Phase guide for schools to share.



dates for your diary

Penarth HwbMeet – 15 February 2017

Last chance to book your place for our Penarth HwbMeet  



other news

Governors Wales E-Bulletin – January 2017

We hope you will find the latest e-bulletin an interesting and informative read. If you have any comments about the contents, or ideas for future use, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would welcome your views.

Governor Accounts available on Hwb+

Schools can now create accounts for their Governing Body to allow them to take advantage of some of the tools offered by Hwb. 

'Hidden' CSE workshops with Barnardo's Cymru 2017

Spaces for Aberystwyth and Lampeter workshops still available!

Barnardo's Cymru is running a second series of free, regional training events on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) with the Welsh Government on the online 'Hidden' education resource. Find out more and register today.

Schools and Colleges Outreach Programme

Free activities and events for year 6 to 13

The programme offers science, engineering, arts & humanities, law and criminology, medicine and health, and Welsh medium, this provision is expected to be of most interest to schools and colleges in south Wales, but all enquiries are welcome.



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