Welsh Government DYSG pre-11 eNewsletter: 27 April 2017 (Issue 165)

27 April 2017 • Issue 165



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Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams explains the National Reading and Numeracy Tests in Wales

Kirsty Williams explains the forthcoming National Reading and Numeracy Tests in Wales that will play a key part in the way pupils in Wales can achieve their full potential.


Teachers – We want your views

Take part in the consultation for new professional standards for teaching and leadership. The new standards aim to develop leadership capacity and support practitioners to continue to develop throughout their career, consultation ends on 4 May 2017. 


Consultation: emergency adrenaline auto-injectors in schools

The UK Government are holding a consultation on emergency adrenaline auto-injectors in schools at the below links. This affects schools in Wales and we would encourage your views. The consultation ends on 5 May 2017.

We want your views on how best to implement the new Additional Learning Needs system

Consultation end date: 9 June 2017

Keeping young performers safe: best practice

There is new best practice guidance available on child performance.

The document sits within a suite of guidance on child performance, available on Learning Wales, which can be found here.


National Digital Learning Event - 21 June 2017

Registration for the National Digital Learning Event opens on 8 May. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Creative approaches to implementing the Digital Competence Framework’. Find out more about the event.

Hwb - Towards a digital future

The pioneering digital learning platform is now available to all supply teachers in Wales.

As a supply teacher, are you inspired by the possibilities that digital technologies can offer learners? If so, click here to request full access to the Hwb digital learning platform (external link).

Could your school's pupils be the future of games?

Open to 10 and 11 year olds at your school

Whether they love to code, draw or write the story, BAFTA YGD gives learners an insight into the world of game making, as well the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences with top game makers through their annual competition. 

Maesteg HwbMeet – 16 May

Have you booked your place at the Maesteg HwbMeet yet? Darran Park Primary School winner of the National Digital Learning Council Pupil’s Award 2016 will be presenting their Minecraft Roadshow project. Don’t miss out! Book now!

Hwb information for parents and carers

Would you like help explaining Hwb to parents and carers? This information sheet gives a quick summary of the purpose of Hwb and all of its features. Download a copy now!


Welsh-medium resources for schools  – needs identification 2017

Teachers and practitioners are invited to help identify new Welsh-medium resources. 

Pori Drwy Stori - My Book Summer term resource

Help the children in your Reception class feel like real authors this term by creating their own book, using the Pori Drwy Stori book-making materials. Find new ideas and inspiration in our online teacher toolkit and guide

other news

CAT bursary open to all school and college groups

A brand new colleges and schools bursary has recently been launched at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).

This bursary provides schools and colleges, who would otherwise miss out, the opportunity to apply for a bursary of between £50 and £300 to use against entry, teaching and even accommodation at CAT. Please contact education@cat.org.uk  for further information about the bursary, application form, tuition on and booking. 

ExChange: Care & Education Hub Launch Event

3/05/2017 - 5:30pm-7:30pm - Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay

Focusing on the education of care experienced children and young people, this event will be of interest to teachers, foster carers, social workers and practitioners. 



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