Welsh Government DYSG eNewsletter: 1 March 2018 (Issue 518)

1 March 2018 • Issue 518




Online Personalised Assessments – Expert Panel Events (Reading – English) 

Swalec Stadium, Cardiff - 7 and 8 March

We are looking for teachers of English and literacy who can attend an expert panel in order to review and select appropriate texts for the new online Reading Personalised Assessments that will be available from 2019/20.


#OurWales / #EinCymru

We want #OurWales to be a place where all children have an equal chance to be the best they can be.  

The National Network for Excellence in Mathematics (NNEM) 

Creating opportunities for leaders of mathematics from all settings to participate in a peer coaching programme. 

The National Digital Learning Council’s Pupil Award 2018 

Have your pupils created excellent original digital material? Apply now for the National Digital Learning Council's Pupil Award. Applications close on Friday 23 March at 17.00.

Institute of School Business Leadership Regional Conferences 2018 

This event has been prepared specifically for School Business Professionals and Headteachers in Wales. Use code CM7m6Opn to book your FREE place for Cardiff or Llandudno.

post-16 updates

Apprenticeship Week 5 – 9 May 2018 

Apprenticeship Week celebrates the positive impact Apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy. Throughout Apprenticeship Week we are promoting the advantages of taking on and supporting apprentices in the workplace. Please join us to celebrate the fantastic contribution apprentices make to businesses across wales


File Management tools in Hwb Networks and Classes 

We’ve taken your feedback on board and we’re delighted to announce that we have enhanced the way that files are managed in Hwb Networks and Classes.

Tackling Islamophobia 

This Children’s Rights resource is designed for secondary schools, to help increase awareness of Islamophobia, tackle common myths and misconceptions about Islam, and present the real life experiences of young Muslims in Wales.

Wales on Film - Film Legends of Wales 

This resource is for use with young people aged 7+, to support the Welsh Government's Year of Legends celebrations.

Meet the Malwares 

This resource is designed to help teach staying safe online across the 7 to 14 age range. The resource will develop learners' awareness and knowledge of malware and the associated dangers it has.

other news

Qualifications Wales publishes report and consultation on construction sector

A series of recommendations has been published following a major review of the range and quality of qualifications available in the construction and the built environment industry. One aspect highlighted in the report is the possibility of having new qualifications in the Construction and Built Environment (CBE) sector. 

Following the publication of the report, stakeholders are now invited to share their views 

The consultation closes at 18:00 on 13 April. For more details, including how to respond, please click here.

Applications open for CPD opportunity in Finland for teachers 

Applications close on 5 March

Applications now open for eligible senior teachers in Wales to apply for a two week CPD opportunity in Finland in November 2018. 

Please contact clare.jeffries@portaltraining.co.uk for more information

How to Become an ACE-informed School 

There will be a national roll out of Adverse Childhood Experiences Awareness training completely free of charge for schools in Wales from April 2018. 

World Poetry Day – 21 March 

An opportunity to bring more poetry into the classroom

For more information go to UNESCO’s World Poetry Day page at http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday

Hay Festival - FREE one day KS3 event for Welsh Medium and Bilingual schools 

Friday 23 March 2018 at Aberystwyth University.

Delivered entirely in Welsh, with top writers and performers including Aneirin Karadog, Rufus Mufasa and Jon Gower. For more information contact aine@hayfestival.org



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