Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 20 February 2017 (Issue 486)

20 February 2017 • Issue 486




National Digital Learning Awards 2017

Apply now! Applications are now open for the National Digital Learning Awards 2017. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 7 April.

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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.


Consultation on draft statutory regulations for the collection of information on the school workforce in Wales

We are keen to hear your views.

Estyn - Consultation on new inspection arrangements for local government education services

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

Secondary School Grant funding for First World War commemorations

All secondary schools in Wales have until March 2018 are able to apply for a £1000 grant which can be used to develop projects which commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the conflict and should encourage debate and discussion. Schools can request an application form from FWWCommemorationGrant@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Inspire! Awards 2017 – Nominations close Friday 3 March 2017

A celebration of learning achievements

We need your nominations of learning achievements that will inspire others to take up or return to learning; people who have improved their lives or the lives of others, and gained a positive or life changing experience from adult learning. Submit your Inspire! Awards nomination now. #lovetolearn

Dynamic video experiences on HWB

Office 365 Video is now available for your school though Hwb! Upload, share and play back video securely within your school.  Teachers can take advantage of this exciting development to “flip” their classroom and allow learners to stream a host of teacher-uploaded videos on any Internet enabled device. 

dates for your Diary

Seren Conference 2017: only a few days left to register!

For more information and to sign-up to attend, click here.

Monmouth HwbMeet – 21 March 2017

Would you like to see the good practice of teachers at the forefront of using technology? Book your place now for our Monmouth HwbMeet!

'Professionally Speaking' 2017 

Cardiff City Hall 8 May 2017

Education Workforce Council have invited the Wales' four commissioners to speak on the future of Welsh education and the roles they can play in shaping Welsh education policy. Speaking on stage are Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner for Wales; Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner; Meri Huws, Welsh Language Commissioner and Sarah Rochira, Older People's Commissioner for Wales.

other news

New education magazine from The Fostering Network

MAKING IT HAPPEN is a publication created by Fostering Network and funded by the Welsh Government.  This magazine aims to support and inspire foster carers to help the children in their care raise their academic aspirations and fulfil their potential in education.

British Council - Connecting Classrooms

Join British Council Connecting Classrooms for free professional learning to support you with the Wider Skills and Digital Competence Framework. Once on board, we will support you in a professional partnership with a school overseas, and you can access a grant of £3,000 for an international visit.

ASE Teachmeet Cardiff

2 March 2017 - 5pm

St David's Sixth Form Catholic College , Ty Gwyn Road, Cardiff CF23 5QD For more details go to Teachmeet Wiki

URDD Science Project Competition

Closing date 1 March 2017 

Encourage budding scientists within your school to get competing over the half-term in Eisteddfod yr Urdd’s Science Project competition? The prize is a gift voucher to be spent by the winning group or individual’s school on any relevant STEM resources.

Introductory FFT Aspire Training Courses Across Wales

FFT Education has extended its hands on, computer based, introductory FFT Aspire training programme across Wales, with new dates in Deeside, Swansea, Cardiff and Wrexham. Book your place now!



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