Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 16 June 2017 (Issue 498)

16 June 2017 • Issue 498


Consultation Outcome - New professional standards for teaching and leadership

This document summarises responses to the professional teaching and leadership standards consultation which ran from 2 March to 4 May 2017.

HLTA E 130 X 130

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Scheme recruitment

Closing date 10 July 2017

Applications are now invited for the next HLTA scheme.

hwb 130 x 130

Your enhanced Hwb experience!

Your enhanced Hwb experience is now ready and available.

You'll notice some changes when you log in, including a fresh look, together with new features and functionality, designed around you and your needs.  Read our news article for a full list of enhancements.


EAS Enrichment and Experiences event – 26 June

Heads, teachers, teaching assistants and governors from all schools in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen are invited to attend a FREE event on how to enrich learning and introduce more experiential learning into your school.

The short day will include three elements: sharing best practice and ideas from other schools, a keynote speech from Professor Colin Beard from Sheffield Business School

Book your place now

EOTAS Framework for Action Consultation Events

The draft Education Otherwise Than At School (EOTAS) Framework for Action consultation is live. These proposals are aimed at improving outcomes for learners accessing education otherwise than at school provision. To support this consultation, events are being held on the 14 July and 20 July 2017

You can book onto the events now

Further information regarding these events please contact WELLBEINGshare.

Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours list – Nominations Now Open!

The Education and Public Services Group are inviting nominations for the Queen’s 2018 Birthday list.  If you know of any deserving people who work in the Education, Local Government, Communities, Tackling Poverty, Housing and Regeneration sectors who have demonstrated exceptional achievement or service, then please submit your nomination by 28/07/2017. Email for further information and forms.

Dates for the diary

For information, the National Reading and Numeracy Test dates for 2018 will be 25 April to 9 May for secondary and 2 to 9 May for primary.

post-16 updates

FE teachers and WBL practitioners – We Want your views!

Take part in our engagement survey for new professional standards for FE Teachers and WBL Practitioners. This is an opportunity for you to comment on the draft standards produced by representatives from your sectors. 

Apprenticeship Awards Cymru

Nominations are closing for the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru at 12 noon on 23 June 2017. These prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals, employers and work-based learning practitioners who have excelled in contributing to the development of our Traineeship and Apprenticeship programme.

Adult Learners’ Week: 19-25 June 2017

Adult Learners’ Week is almost here. If you deliver learning and skills for adults, there has never been a better time to encourage individuals to invest in updating their skills. Join the campaign to help celebrate and promote this festival of learning. #lovetolearn and follow @SkillsGatewayCW for the latest updates.

Youth Work Week – 23 – 30 June 2017

Youth Work Week is an annual event that provides youth work organisations and young people with the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and impacts of youth work.  Numerous events and activities will be taking place across Wales with the week being launched at the Youth Work Excellence Awards Evening in Cardiff on 23 June. 

Use  #LoveYouthWork #CaruGwaithIeuenctid, and register for the Thunderclap


Resources to celebrate Refugee Week 19 – 25 June

19th June marks the start of Refugee Week.  Global Learning Programme-Wales offers resources to help your school to celebrate the contribution that refugees make to our country, and to encourage pupils to explore the complex issues of migration and interdependence.

other news

A-level Mathematics tutors are wanted for STEP, MAT and AEA

FMSP Wales is looking for experienced and enthusiastic mathematics teachers, lecturers and postgraduate students to help develop and deliver an exciting new A-level Mathematics enrichment programme for Wales’ most promising mathematicians.  Please email your brief CV and a short outline of your experience to Stephen Earles ste9@aber.ac.uk by 23 June.

National Network for Excellence in Mathematics (NNEM) Practitioner Researcher Roles

The NNEM is keen to recruit enthusiastic and reflective individuals from all phases of mathematics education as practitioner researchers. If you are interested in using action based research to develop mathematics pedagogy, learn more here.

Graduate Teacher Programme – we want your views

The GTP is an employment based route into teaching in Wales. If you have been or are currently a GTP trainee or stakeholder (school, consortia or HEI) the Welsh Government would like to hear your views:

Schools and learners have two weeks left to share their views

Open until 5 July

Centres, learners, and other stakeholders have just two weeks left to take part in a consultation on Qualifications Wales’s regulatory outcomes and the mapping of Conditions. This work helps ensure their regulatory activities focus on learners and the qualification system in Wales.

Money Advice Service – Teachers Outcomes Framework

The Money Advice Service has developed a series of outcomes frameworks and measurement tools to help provide a standardised way of measuring the impact of financial education. This includes a Teachers Outcomes Framework, which identifies the key outcomes and indicators that will help enhance teachers skills, knowledge and understanding to drive their effectiveness of teaching financial education in the classroom.   



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