Welsh Government DYSG pre-11 eNewsletter: 20 October 2017 (Issue 179)

20 October 2017 • Issue 179




Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill – Stage 2 complete!

Last week, the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill took another step towards Royal Assent with the successful completion of Stage 2 of the legislative process.

You can also watch the Committee sessions on the National Assembly’s Senedd TV page.


Online assessments

We would like to thank all of the schools involved in the first stage of trialling the online personalised assessments. The next phase of trialling will take place in early 2018. If you would like your school to be involved in future trialling please contact trials@nationaltests.cymru

Reminder - Has your school received an email invitation to take part in the Schools as Learning Organisations – Nationwide Survey?

If so, we want to hear your views. Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to prepare your school for the new curriculum. The deadline is 27 October, 2017.

Public Health Wales are holding a hand-washing poster competition for learners aged 5-11 years in Wales! 

Closing date: 24 November 2017

EOTAS Conference 2017

1 December  - Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells

We have increased numbers for the event’s workshops, so please book your place now!

Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018 competition now open

The SID 2018 Competition is an opportunity for young people to tell us how the internet makes them feel through words, film, music or art. 

Online Safety Action Plan –We need learners' views by today!

To inform the development of the national online safety action plan, we want to hear from children and young people. 

Estyn Peer Inspector training - apply by 27 October 2017

Estyn is looking for primary, independent primary, independent or maintained special and pupil referral unit headteachers or senior leaders to train as Peer Inspectors.

Research bursary pilot scheme

The EWC pilot research bursary scheme has now launched with up to £2,000 of funding is available for each project. Find out more!  If you have any questions or would like more information, email.



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