Changes to face coverings policy in schools and colleges

STAFF and learners in secondary schools and colleges will be expected to wear face coverings in all areas outside the classroom and on school transport. The Welsh Government has updated its operational guidance on the use of face coverings in secondary schools and colleges. The guidance now states that face Continue Reading

Education Minister announces Christmas travel plans for students

UNIVERSITIES are working together to help students make safer plans for the end of term. New covid-19 lateral flow tests, designed to diagnose people without symptoms, will be provided to students who are planning to travel home for the holiday. Universities across Wales will also end the majority of ‘in Continue Reading

Welsh Lib Dem Kirsty Williams to stand down at next year’s Senedd election

WELSH Liberal Democrat MS Kirsty Williams has announced after careful consideration that she will stand down at next year’s Senedd election. Kirsty has served as the member for Brecon and Radnorshire since 1999, served as Chair of the Health Committee in the first Assembly from 1999-2003, as leader of the Continue Reading

Mudiad Meithrin’s Annual Awards Ceremony – Winners’ List Announced

ON SATURDAY, 24th October Mudiad Meithrin celebrated its’ fifth annual Awards Ceremony – held on our digital platforms this year because of Covid-19 restrictions. Mudiad Meithrin received more than 450 nominations for staff and volunteers at Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups), CylchoeddTi a Fi (Welsh-medium baby and toddler groups) or Day Continue Reading

New Ysgol Dewi Sant still a priority for Welsh Government

EDUCATION Minister Kirsty Williams has told the Senedd that building a new school for the pupils of Ysgol Dewi Sant remains a priority for her. The Minister was responding to a question from Plaid Cymru Mid and West MS Helen Mary Jones. Speaking in the Senedd Helen Mary Jones MS Continue Reading

OECD recognise Wales’s ‘clear vision for its education system and its learners’ in new independent report

THE Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has today, Monday, (Oct 5) published an independent report on progress made in achieving a new curriculum for Wales. The report recognises that Wales now ‘has a clear vision for its education system and for its learners.’ The report also: acknowledges the Continue Reading

Welsh Government should plan now for Christmas says Plaid Cymru Leader

THE Welsh Government should ensure students can return home for Christmas Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS has said. Last week, First Minister Mark Drakeford said the Welsh Government would “contemplate” students saying on campus over Christmas due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said universities had Continue Reading

Welsh Government needs to “keep its eye firmly on the ball” if it is serious about regaining the trust of our young people says Plaid Cymru

PLAID Cymru Shadow Minister for Education Sian Gwenllian MS has called on Welsh Government to plan ahead and show proper leadership for the sake of young people. “If the Government wants to regain the trust of young people, it must plan ahead and provide proper guidance”, said Ms Gwenllian. “The Continue Reading

Education Minister makes statement on appeals for A levels, AS, Skills Challenge Certificate and GCSEs.

EDUCATION Minister, Kirsty Williams has made a Statement on appeals for A levels, AS, Skills Challenge Certificate and GCSEs. The Minister said: “Earlier this week I directed Qualifications Wales to broaden the grounds for appeal for A levels, AS, Skills Challenge Certificate and GCSEs. “Today, they have now confirmed what Continue Reading

Education Minister proposes 3.1% overall pay award for teachers

EDUCATION Minister Kirsty Williams has today, Wednesday, (Jul 29) set out her proposals for teacher pay in Wales. The proposals follow the publication of the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body (IWPRB) report. The Minister has accepted in principle all of the report’s main recommendations and has also proposed further enhancements Continue Reading

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