Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 10 May 2017 (Issue 494)

10 May 2017 • Issue 494




Supporting learners with healthcare needs

The Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language recently wrote to headteachers of maintained nursery, primary, secondary, special schools and pupil referral units in Wales about the statutory Supporting Learners with Healthcare Needs guidance. A copy of the letter can be found here 


National Academy for Educational Leadership Roadshows

The National Academy for Educational Leadership is being established to enable high-quality leadership development across the system. We are inviting Headteachers and other leaders to upcoming roadshows across Wales. These will provide a valuable opportunity for you to help shape the focus of the Academy. 


National Digital Learning Event - 21 June 2017 

Registration for the National Digital Learning Event is now open! 

The day will include an opening address by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams; a keynote talk from John Jackson from London Grid for Learning; workshops and a digital marketplace. 


National reading and Numeracy tests

National Reading & Numeracy Tests Diagnostic Support Tools

The diagnostic support tools for the national reading and numeracy tests will be available tomorrow (11 May 2017). These tools will support teachers’ analysis of the national test results for their pupils and will map performance to the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework. Please bookmark the page

Welsh National Tests Data Collection

The final deadline for uploading data is 7 June, or by the date set by your local authority/consortium.

Headteacher's Declaration

Once the last test for the testing cycle has been administered, the headteacher must sign confirming that all guidelines were followed. The declaration for 2017 must be signed and submitted to the relevant consortium by the 14 June.


We want your views

Take part in the consultation on how best to implement the new Additional Learning Needs system. Closes 9 June 2017. 

Nominate a student for London Week 2017 competition

We are inviting all headteachers in Wales to nominate a hard-working, determined and aspirational pupil in either Year 10 or 11 to compete for a unique, once in lifetime opportunity to experience working life in London this July.

Regulations on sharing student information

We want your views on the Education (Student Information) (Wales) Regulations 2017 and Education (Destination Information) (Prescribed Activities) (Wales) Regulations 2017.

Keeping learners safe survey 

The Welsh Government have developed a survey on the statutory safeguarding guidance Keeping learners safe, the accompanying e-learning safeguarding modules on Hwb and safeguarding training needs in schools.

Evaluation of Fixed Penalty Notices issued for regular non-attendance at school

You may be contacted to help assess how the Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) policy on school attendance is being implemented across Wales. The evaluation will run from 10 April to 31 July 2017.

We have commissioned ICF Consulting Ltd and Arad Research to evaluate the implementation of FPNs.

Learning Wales user testing

This short questionnaire will test how well the site is organised and help us make our documents easier to find. As part of ongoing improvements we may send out further questionnaires through Dysg. Your input is greatly appreciated!

Welsh Government Education News

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Dates for the Diary

The German Teacher Awards 2017

Applications for the Awards closes on Wednesday, 17 May

This year’s Awards looks to celebrate the achievements of teachers of German across the UK. 



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