Welsh Government DYSG pre-11 eNewsletter: 20 June 2017 (Issue 171)

20 June 2017 • Issue 171




Primary Headteacher Conference Livestream

20 June 2017, Cardiff

Bringing together primary headteachers from across Wales, delegates will hear keynote speeches from Kirsty Williams AM, Professor Graham Donaldson and Professor Mick Waters.

If you're a primary school headteacher and you're not in Cardiff for the Conference, you can follow all of the action from the conference floor via our live stream on Twitter.  #educationreformwales

Footage and downloadable presentations will be available via Learning Wales soon!


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.


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.

School Business Manager pilots

The Welsh Government is seeking applications by Wednesday 28 June for match funding from LAs wishing to take part in School Business Manager pilots over a two year period.  The pilots will support Head Teachers in clusters of primary schools to more effectively manage their workload and build expertise so Heads can better focus on raising standards.  

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.


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.

Dinosaur Detectives!

Dinosaur Detectives! Unearth a dinosaur fossil, find out if T. rex had big feet and discover what dinosaurs liked to eat through a variety of puzzles and games.


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:

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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