Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 12 December 2017 (Issue 512)

12 December 2017 • Issue 512


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Drive to improve science and technology in schools begins

Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, officially launched Wales’ new science and technology network at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda.

Issues with IT Digital 130 x 130

Curriculum for Wales Blog

Are gremlins causing your school’s IT problems, or is it something else entirely?

conference 90 x 90

Watch live speeches from the Curriculum for Wales: turning the corner – conference

Thursday 14 December 2017

Professor Dame Alison Peacock (at 9:45)

Kirsty Williams, AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education (at 11:35)

Follow our titter account to watch live @WG_Education


National Academy for Educational Leadership

The National Academy for Educational Leadership (NAEL) will ensure high quality leadership provision for everyone in the education sector Written Statement - National Academy for Educational Leadership

Vacancy - Chief Executive for the National Academy for Educational Leadership – closing date 21 January 2018

Academy Associates

An invitation for headteachers to apply to join the first pilot cohort for the National Academy for Educational Leadership (NAEL)

‘Global Futures’ Annual Report 2017

The second annual report of the Global futures plan was published on Tuesday 5 December. Global futures, published in October 2015, is a five year plan to improve take-up and attainment of modern foreign language subjects in schools in Wales. 

Consultation - Support for doctoral study

We want to reduce the financial barrier to study and allow students to take courses at the highest level.

We are consulting on proposals  to allow eligible students residing in Wales to borrow up to £25,000 over the duration of their course.

Final exam results do not yet show full picture, says Education Secretary

Changes to qualifications and performance measures mean that comparisons between this year and last year’s GCSE results are not appropriate or accurate, the Education Secretary has warned.

Adding Google for Education to Hwb

G Suite for Education will be added to Hwb but we will continue to offer popular tools like:

  • Office 365
  • Just2easy
  • Hwb Playlists
  • Classes
  • Networks

New Hwb features

Read about the new features which will be coming soon to Hwb.


Reducing workload: A guide for teachers and headteachers

This guide aims to help all teachers to focus on achieving the greatest impact for learners while reducing teachers' workload.


An app created to teach Key Stage 2 first language Welsh learners how to spell and have fun at the same time. You can download this app from the Hwb website

Coding app suitable for Key Stage 2 Welsh learners.

Annual report to schools – academic year 2016 - 2017

other news

Learning and Work Institute have launched the 2018 Inspire! Adult Learning Awards nominations in Wales

We are looking for people, projects and organisations whose learning achievements will inspire others to return to or take up learning, people who have improved their lives and /or the lives of others, and gained a positive or life changing experience from adult learning.  For more information on how to nominate, click here to visit our website.
Nominate by: Friday 16th March 2018

4 January - World Braille Day Celebrates the birth of Louis Braille

Inventor of the reading and writing system used by millions of blind and partially sighted people all over the globe. Children can learn more about his him and about how, at 15 years of age, he found 63 ways to use a six-dot cell in an area no larger than a fingertip.



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