Welsh Government Dysg Pre-11 eNewsletter: 6 February 2018 (Issue 183)

6 February 2018 • Issue 183




Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill gains Royal Assent

To mark this significant milestone, First Minister Carwyn Jones and Education Secretary Kirsty Williams visited Ysgol Penmaes in Brecon (film).


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Take Time to Talk, Listen and Play Welsh

Government launches new campaign aimed at parents backed with £700,000 support for schools. Take time, talk, listen, play (film)


Looking for ways to engage Reception class families this term?

Pori Drwy Stori resources to support family engagement in literacy and numeracy. 


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 17.00. View last year’s winners


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

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. 

Estyn Report shows Welsh education is uniting in a mission of self-improvement - Kirsty Williams

Estyn Report shows Welsh education is uniting in a mission of self-improvement - Kirsty Williams

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

Consultation end date: 1 March 2018

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.

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.

Iaith athrawon yfory incentive scheme 2018 (2018 No.42)

A new Welsh incentive the Iaith Athrawon Yfory scheme, which will target support to secondary PGCE student teachers who are training to teach all subject specialisms through the medium of Welsh or bilingually commencing September 2018 is available. The full guidance on the scheme will be available in the summer.

Institute of School Business Leadership Regional Conferences 2018

This event has been prepared specifically for School Business Professionals and Headteachers in Wales and will be addressed by Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education. 

Use code CM7m6Opn to book your free place and find out more by clicking the relevant links below.


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

Soon to be coming to Hwb will be:

  • File Management tools in Networks
  • Auto-subscription to Network alerts
  • Tools to organise playlists
  • Search function improvement.


Do you need support to deliver financial education in your school?  

These materials identify and highlight opportunities in the curriculum to develop learners’ financial experiences.

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.

Chinese New Year 2018:  Chinese in Wales Association (CIWA) 

This educational pack has been designed to help learners and students better understand and celebrate Chinese New Year. Through this project further cohesion and confidence between two communities can be achieved. 

other news

Want an 'Enterprise Award' to encourage your pupils?

Closing date 11/05/18 

Tell Big Ideas Wales about your enterprise activity and receive a digital Award for being an Enterprising School and a chance for your pupils to showcase their ideas!!  

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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