Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 5 December 2017 (Issue 511)

5 December 2017 • Issue 511


Top stories


New Curriculum for Wales blog post

At Ysgol Eirias, Colwyn Bay, we believe that developing schools in Wales as learning organisations makes perfect sense…


Pioneer schools report shows journey of improvement

Feedback from pioneer schools involved in developing Wales’ new curriculum shows good progress is being made.


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.


Independent Review of the Implications of the Educational Reform Programme for the future role of Estyn - Call for Evidence

A call for evidence has been commissioned to gather the views of stakeholders as part of the independent review of the roles of Estyn in supporting education reform. Closing date 17 December 2017. 

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. 

The Welsh Government has published its Draft Budget for 2018-19

We want you to tell us how you would allocate the budget and which services are most important to you. How would you spend £15.3billion? Why not try our Budget simulator?


Have A Go

The Have a Go initiative aims to encourages greater engagement in vocational pathways from young people in schools. State of the art tools, including a robotics kit, transport simulator, green technology teaching set and an animation package, offer pupils the chance to learn about future vocational and apprenticeship career options.


A teacher’s guide to safeguarding learners online

Children and young people often spend time online both in and out of school time, which can lead to increased exposure to risks.  The guide offers seven top tips about how you can help to safeguard learners online, and provides a range of supportive links to other content.

Conscience and choice 

This pack supports KS3-4 learners in looking critically at the difficult choices people, including those with a conscientious objection to war, had to make in WWI.  

What is peace? 

This is a workshop which supports KS3-4 learners in exploring what we mean by peace, what are the characteristics of a hero, and what young people can do to create a more peaceful world.

First titles in trilogies for teenagers

The second and third titles of each series will appear in 2018 and 2019.

other news

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.

A quick reminder to secondary schools registered for the School Health Research Network survey….

You have 3 weeks to complete the survey by 21 December 2017 in order to get valuable data for the self-assessment of wellbeing in your school. Contact the team: shrn@cardiff.ac.uk.

EWC's Blog – Sôn

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

News from Global Learning Programme-Wales

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

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



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