Welsh Government Dysg Pre-11 eNewsletter: 5 March 2018 (Issue 184)

5 March 2018 • Issue 184




Kirsty Williams announces £14 million for school repairs

Schools are to receive £14 million for small scale repairs and maintenance under plans announced today by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams.


Last chance to register: 

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

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Online Personalised Assessments – Take part in the trials

We are looking for schools to take part in the upcoming adaptive trials for the new procedural numeracy online personalised assessments, which will be introduced in schools next academic year. If your school would like to volunteer please email trials@nationaltests.cymru


#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.

School Performance Reporting – Early Entry Frequently Asked Questions and Bulletin 4 published

We have recently published a school performance reporting bulletin updating stakeholders on changes to school performance reporting policies.  A Frequently Asked Questions document is also available providing further detail about changes to early entry and the impact on performance measures.

The National Digital Learning Council’s Pupil Award 2018

Have pupils in your school used technology in an innovative way? Apply now for the National Digital Learning Council's Pupil Award. Applications close on Friday 23 March at 17.00.

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.


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.

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.


Datrys Problemau – Dechrau Da! Pecyn 1 a 2

The aim of Datrys Problemau... dechrau da! is to support Foundation Stage pupils to develop their mathematical skills. Here are packs 1 and 2 that place the child at the centre of the learning and emphasises the importance of presenting purposeful frameworks to the teaching and learning.

Fairtrade Fortnight 

26 February to 11 March, 2018

Global Learning Programme – Wales has put together a comprehensive list of teaching and learning resources to support schools.

other news

Want an 'Enterprise Award' to encourage your pupils?

Closing date 11/05/18

From running a healthy-eating tuck shop to making flower planters out of recycled welly boots, simply tell Big Ideas Wales about your enterprise activity, receive a digital Award for being an Enterprising School and a chance for your pupils to showcase their ideas!! 

Education Workforce Council are recruiting Fitness to Practise panel members 

Training is provided - closing date 12 March
The EWC is recruiting additional practitioners from all our registrant groups to sit as panel members and make important decisions about their peers’ fitness to practise. This means hearing cases about professional misconduct, incompetence or criminal offences, and deciding upon the suitability of those applying for EWC registration. 

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



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