Education Minister, Leighton Andrews, has announced over £165,000 of funding to enable the continuation of an innovative project to promote singing in schools, after an evaluation found it was hitting the right notes.
Learner Outcomes Reports are summaries of the learner success rates achieved by each work-based learning provider in Wales. From 2011 onwards, we will be publishing these reports annually to inform learners, employers, parents and the general public about the outcomes of work-based learning funded by the Welsh Government.
Further education colleges and work-based learning providers provide good care, support and guidance to learners from deprived areas, but need to make sure that these learners are achieving their potential. Press Release and Estyn report
As the end of term and the summer holiday period approaches, this is an opportune time to remind you about forced marriage issues and the associated risk of children not returning to school after the summer break. There is a clear need for schools to continue to be alert to the often hidden dangers of forced marriage. Statutory and frontline professional guidance has been made available to help identify the warning signs and handling of potential cases of Forced Marriage.
Eleven Welsh organisations have won the right to ‘Showcase’ at the world's largest international skills competition, the Deputy Minister for Skills, Jeff Cuthbert has announced.
The key points from the latest release (compared with January 2010) are: 30 less local authority (LA) maintained schools and 965 fewer pupils; 2 more independent schools; 432.2 less teachers (full-time equivalent) in the LA maintained sector.
This report presents the findings of an independent review of the Welsh Language Support services for Schools (the Athrawon Bro service) commissioned by the Welsh Government in February 2010.
With only 8 days left to fill in the School Sport survey. The Welsh Government and Sport Wales are urging schools to take part. It takes pupils about 25 minutes to complete online. Data will be available for individual schools in the autumn and will include insight into motivations and barriers to taking part in sport, and the well-being of pupils. Find out how to complete the survey and enter a prize draw to win £1000 sports equipment.
This year’s Lecture will be delivered by Keith Towler, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.
A downloadable resource pack is available on the Arts Council of Wales website and provides an introduction to the Venice Biennale and the work of Tim Davies, the artist selected to represent Wales at Venice in 2011. This pack is designed for teachers who wish to introduce contemporary art and the work of Tim Davies to pupils at Key Stage 2, however, it can also be used by older students and as a general guide.
This is an interactive resource to develop learners’ composing skills, they are given an opportunity to plan and develop their composition.
A comprehensive series of multimedia materials to support the teaching of the Graphic Products aspect of the WJEC specification at GCSE.
The first report Early Intervention: the next steps was published in January, it underlined that many of the costly and damaging social problems for individuals can be eliminated or reduced by giving children and parents the right type of evidence based programmes 0-18 and especially in their earliest years. The second report sets out how we can pay for those programmes within existing resources and by attracting new non government money.
Four schools and one college sent more students to Oxbridge over three years than 2,000 schools and colleges across the UK, reveals the latest report on university admissions by individual schools by the Sutton Trust.
These tables show the applicants and applications received by 30 June 2011.