Welsh Government DYSG pre-11 eNewsletter: 30 November 2017 (Issue 180)

30 November 2017 • Issue 180




Google for Education to be rolled out in Welsh schools next year

Teachers will soon have more choice about the digital tools they use thanks to the roll-out of Google for Education, Kirsty Williams has announced. The new software is a direct result of feedback from schools and will be made available through Hwb.


New guide to support the role of the designated person for looked after children in schools

‘Making a difference’ focuses primarily on the designated person role in primary, secondary and special schools, but also covers the transition of looked after children from pre-school to compulsory education and to further and higher education. 

New guidance available – Sexting: Responding to incidents and safeguarding learners 

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) Education Working Group has produced guidance in collaboration with the Welsh Government to help schools and colleges in Wales with incidents of sexting. 

People Exchange Cymru 

Looking to recruit? Advertise your job on the Welsh Government’s public sector recruitment portal People Exchange Cymru (PEC). PEC is now being extended to the Further Education sector following it's recent launch to schools. To find out more, email.


Anti-Bullying Resources

Find what anti-bullying resources are available by visiting our anti-bullying webpage here.

Standing up for your beliefs

This resource enables KS2 learners (Years 5-6) to explore the choices which faced people during WWI, and the consequences of decisions for individuals and their families.

Online bullying

Five new playlists about online bullying are now available for children and young people, education practitioners, parents and carers, and governors.

The Industrial Revolution in Wales 

Resources that use maps and other sources to support teaching the Industrial Revolution in Wales for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 learners.

Copyright and metadata made easy (Primary)

New resource for Key Stage 2 created by People’s Collection Wales. Lesson plans on copyright and metadata to help you deliver the Digital Competence Framework to your learners


EWC's Blog – Sôn

Tegwen Ellis - The National Academy for Education Leadership: A new start for Wales? 

Digital Competence to Northern Ireland- Applications

This visit, targeted towards Primary schools in need of additional support to implement the Digital Competence Framework, will allow Welsh practitioners to observe best practice in use of digital technology for cross-curricular learning. For more information and an application form, please contact iepwales@britishcouncil.org

IPLC China- Applications Now Open!

The overarching purpose of the 2018 IPLC to Chonqing, organised in conjunction with British Council China and the Chonqing Municipal Education Commission,  is to inspire new approaches to Primary maths teaching that will translate into concrete action in Welsh schools.  For more information and an application form, please contact iepwales@britishcouncil.org

Sharing excellence across Wales

In 2016-2017, Estyn judged 34 providers as 'Excellent'. Discover their strategies to success by watching our film and reading their case studies.

News from Global Learning Programme-Wales

GLP-W supports teachers to develop their learners as ethical and informed citizens of Wales and the world. 

The Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative

Each year, the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative Committee invites all schools in Wales to enter heritage projects in a nationwide competition. To find out more, follow @whsiawards.

#HayScribblersTour is back. Free events for young people across Wales this January



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