Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 10 March 2017 (Issue 488)

10 March 2017 • Issue 488




Latest Curriculum for Wales blog posts! 

Find out how the Pioneer Network’s work will influence Areas of Learning and Experience.


National Digital Learning Awards 2017 - Now open!

Has your school or college undertaken some interesting digital projects this year? Why not tell us about your digital successes by applying for a National Digital Learning Award 2017. The closing date for applications is Friday 7 April at 4.00pm.


Consultation on options for implementing the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

Have your say on how best to implement the new Additional Learning Needs system.

An easy read explanation of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill is now available.


Welsh teachers return from CERN to teach what matters

Welsh teachers have come back down to earth following a trip to the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland.

INSET day training module – Mitigating the effects of poverty through arts, culture and heritage

Developed to support practitioners and schools when using arts, culture and heritage to mitigate the effects of deprivation. Four modules have been published and are available for use.

Hay Festival 2017

Have you booked your place at this years Hay Festival? 

Designed to inspire learners of all ages, the festival is free to all maintained schools where pupils and teachers will have the opportunity to meet amazing authors from a wide range of fields. Booking can be made via Aine@hayfestival.org

post-16 updates

VQ Awards 2017: nominations invited

The deadline for all nominations is midday, 21 April 2017. 

The VQ Awards will recognise the achievements of individuals and employers across four different categories: 

  1. VQ Learner of the Year (CQFW level 3 or below), 
  2. VQ Learner of the Year (CQFW level 4 or above), 
  3. VQ Trainer of the Year, and 
  4. VQ Employer of the Year.

Click here for the nomination forms


Office 365

Changes have been made to the way users are able to access Office 365. When you click on the Office 365 icon you will now be redirected to an Office 365 dashboard. The new dashboard contains tiles with links to a range of Office 365 tools. To access your e-mail simply click on the Outlook tile.

360 Degree Safe Cymru Online Safety Tool – Updates  

Find out about the latest updates to 360 Degree Safe Cymru, the tool which helps schools in Wales to review and improve their online safety policies and practice.

Monmouth HwbMeet – 21 March 2017

Have you booked your place at the Monmouth HwbMeet yet? Don’t miss out!

more education news

The Childcare Offer for Wales Regional - Feedback Forums for providers


    '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. Find out more and who's speaking at the event.

    Global Learning Programme-Wales newsletter

    GLP-W supports teachers to develop their learners as ‘ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world’. Read the spring newsletter today.

    Chinese Language Assistants

    British Council grants are now available for the funding of a Chinese Language Assistant in 2017-18.  These grants, available in Wales only, will enable up to three schools to share a fully funded Chinese Language Assistant from October 2017 onwards.  For further information on Chinese Language Assistants, contact iepwales@britishcouncil.org.



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