Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 27 October 2017 (Issue 509)

27 October 2017 • Issue 509


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Link between universities and schools must go beyond teacher training – Kirsty Williams

The link between universities and schools must go beyond teacher training, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has said today in a key note speech (25 October).

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Changes to early entry exams announced – Kirsty Williams

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has announced new rules to reduce the number of pupils being entered too early for exams (Mon 16th Oct).


New Curriculum for Wales blog post

‘What Matters’ in building the new Curriculum for Wales?

£2.7m supply teacher project announced

A new £2.7m project to improve the way supply teachers support schools has been announced by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today (Tues 24th Oct).

New incentives to teach in Wales – Kirsty Williams

New and improved incentives to teach physics, chemistry, maths, Welsh and modern foreign languages have been announced by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams.

Important date: National Reading and Numeracy Tests Ordering System

Schools will be able to order test papers when the order system launches on Monday, 30 October 2017 and open until 24 November 2017.

Find out when the 2018 tests will be taking place along with other important dates

Key Stages 2-3 Science exemplification materials publication

These materials provide assistance in assessing science at the end of Key Stages 2 and 3. The publication of Key Stages 2 and 3 English, Welsh First Language, Welsh Second Language and Mathematics exemplification materials is to follow.

Guidance on the use of emergency adrenaline auto-injectors in schools in Wales

This guidance document is primarily to provide advice to schools and LAs on changes to UK regulations which allow schools to obtain, without prescription, adrenaline auto-injectors for emergency use.

Investing in the skills of the future for an Ambitious and Learning Wales - £50m capital boost for FE and HE and £260m for apprenticeships

The Welsh Government has today [Tuesday 24 October] outlined a £310m package of financial support to drive up skills across Wales.

Destinations Survey for 2017 and updating the Common Area Prospectus (CAP) for 2017/18

We would like to advise on the arrangements for collating data for the Careers Wales Destinations Survey for 2017. We also ask for your continued support in delivering a high quality and comprehensive Common Area Prospectus (CAP) as part of the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework.  

Engagement events: Health & Social Care qualifications

Qualifications Wales are holding a series of engagement events for practitioners, employers, training providers, teachers and lecturers to discuss the new qualifications being developed for the Health & Social Care sector.

Wanted: subject experts in Health & Social Care

Qualifications Wales are seeking to appoint Health, Social Care and Children’s Care, Learning Development and Play experts under contract to assist with the approval process for Health & Social Care qualification materials.

Inspirational lectures and workshops for Primary & Secondary teachers that aim to address the new science and technology curriculum

National Museum Cardiff - Saturday 11 November 2017

For further info please email.



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