Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 6 February 2018 (Issue 516)

6 February 2018 • Issue 516




News about ‘what matters’ in the new curriculum – Languages, Literacy and Communication


National Digital Learning Awards 2018 

This year there will be one award category – the National Digital Learning Council’s (NDLC) Pupil Award 2018. Application forms and guidance will be available on Hwb from 29 January 2018 until the closing date of Friday 23 March 2018 at 17.00View last year’s winners


Find out more about the new Additional Learning Needs system in Wales

#ALNWales #ALNAct



Welsh Language Music Day (Dydd Miwsig Cymru) – 9 February 2018

Remember to share your school’s activities on Twitter or on Facebook using the hashtag #DyddMiwsigCymru

We need your views relating to school teachers pay and conditions in Wales

Consultation end date: 1 March 2018

THIS IS ME campaign launched to challenge gender stereotypes and prevent abuse

A new Welsh Government multi-media campaign has been launched to tackle some of the underlying reasons for violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Wales prohibits the intimate piercing of under 18s

A new law has come into force making it an offence for piercing practitioners to carry out or arrange to carry out intimate piercing on under 18s. 

Legislative Proposal To Remove The Defence Of Reasonable Punishment

Closing Date: 2 April 2018

Welsh Government is seeking views on plans to end the physical punishment of children in Wales as part of a much wider package of measures supporting children to have the best start in life, and supporting parents to do the best job they can.

Schools’ Cadet Expansion Programme (Limited places available)

Fitzalan High School in Cardiff has become the first school in Wales to be successful in gaining approval for a cadet unit through the Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP). If you feel your school could benefit from an extraordinary range of activities and opportunities for personal development, click below.



post-16 updates

Welsh students applying for university will benefit from most generous student support package in the UK

All eligible Welsh undergraduate students starting university this year will be able to apply for a new financial support package that will help address living costs. For more information, visit gov.wales/studentmoney


Watch the Don't let money get in the way of university video

VQ Awards 2018: nominations invited

If you know of individuals who have used their vocational qualifications to achieve beyond their peers, and/or a local employer that has championed vocational learning in the workplace, then we encourage you to put them forward for one of the four 2018 VQ Awards.


It's Safer Internet Day 2018

Find out more.

Waterways and Wildlife: Managing our natural environment

This resource is designed for volunteers and professionals interested in environmental management.

Canal and River Maintenance

This Key Stage 3 practical activity explains the forces that cause banks to erode and the impact of erosion and human activities on water quality.

Income tax

A resource showing learners how to calculate income tax, with workable examples and links to GCSE past papers.


Coginio Ymarferol

A Welsh adaptation of Foundation Practical Cookery, completely rewritten for the 'Level 1 Diploma - Professional Cookery' course. Find out more.

Money Advice Service – Teachers Outcomes Framework

The Money Advice Service has developed a series of outcomes frameworks and measurement tools to help provide a standardised way of measuring the impact of financial education. So much more to find out, here.

other news

Qualifications Wales has launched a new look website that has been redesigned to make it easier to use

Among the new features you’ll find on our website are an improved search function, an updated Contact Us page plus lots more. Please check your previously bookmarked pages as some content may have moved location. More info can be found on the website

Teachers and tutors of ICT in Wales needed!

Qualifications Wales needs your help identifying whether the current ICT qualifications for 16-19 year-olds in Wales are fit for purpose – and what they should look like in future. Teachers and tutors of these qualifications are invited to take part in a workshop to be held in Newtown, Powys on 27 February 2018, 10am - 2:30pm. 

Schools & Youth Groups - Children's Mental Health Week 2018 

The theme of Children’s Mental Health Week 2018 (5-11 Feb) is #BeingOurselves. Visit the webpage for a range of ideas to help your school or youth group get involved.  



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