Education Minister Leighton Andrews has welcomed the announcement that three major school capital programmes will receive £22.3m funding from the Welsh Assembly Government’s Centrally Retained Capital (CRC) Fund. More
‘…The Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning has agreed to bring together some of the existing DCELLS specific grants into a new School Effectiveness Grant (SEG)’ More
Education Minister, Leighton Andrews, today welcomed the appointment of Brett Pugh to lead the School Standards Unit within the Welsh Assembly Government’s Department for Education, Children, Lifelong Learning and Skills.
The Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure has been approved by Her Majesty in Council and has now become a part of Welsh law. Wales became the first country in the UK to make the United Nation Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) part of its domestic law. More
The British Council for School Environments (BCSE) Awards are now in their fourth year and celebrate the best schools and organisations across the UK delivering high quality learning environments. There are a number of categories including inspiring design, local authority of the year and sustainable school of the year and the BCSE is very keen to get more entries from Wales. Further details.
The performance of pupils eligible for free school meals is lower than their non eligible counterparts at all key stages and in all performance measures.
The number of first year enrolments on ITT courses (1,940) was 5 per cent lower than the previous year and 20 per cent lower than five years ago.
The Welsh Assembly Government is considering how to drive short-term and long-term improvements to standards in Welsh second language. We have commissioned Arad Research to undertake a national research project which will provide an important evidence base to inform future developments. A questionnaire has been developed for primary and secondary schools and we would like to encourage all relevant schools to complete the on-line questionnaire by 30 March 2011. Complete the Secondary questionnaire or Primary questionnaire.
To develop better measures of the nation's well-being the Office of National Statistics are running a national consultation asking what matters most in people's lives. Wellbeing is a key outcome of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Sustainable Development Scheme and we have a duty to show how we're doing. The consultation will help us understand how we should be measuring our wellbeing as a nation and we need as many people in Wales as possible to get involved. Take part in the survey.
This board game is designed to help apprentices develop their problem solving skills. Each ‘Problem card’ contains a description of a problem that an apprentice has had to deal with.
These exercises provide online interactive support for those studying medical terminology for work in a healthcare situation.
Around a hundred years ago, Maria Montessori (1870-1952) devised a method of educating children that was radically different to the traditional method of her time. Her approach continues to inspire many teachers today.
There is a great deal of research about what makes a difference in the classroom, but of greatest importance to teachers is knowing which teaching and learning experiences make the most difference. One study set out to find out just that.
This year there will be one winner in each English region and one national winner in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Click here to download the 2011 VQ Learner of the Year Awards nomination.
The research aimed to identify and provide case studies of how local authorities have and can create linkages between their work to engage young people. More
Ofsted has launched a consultation on the inspection of maintained schools and academies in England. The changes follow proposals announced in the 2011 Education Bill.