Don’t believe it? Over 100 exhibitors, a full skills theatre, groundbreaking seminars and a mind-blowing range of hands-on skills activities - this is the careers and skills event for Wales. You can even get your photo taken with the daleks or tardis! There’s no doubt that skillscymru is big! It’s being held at the Millennium Stadium, Wales’ biggest event venue, on 16-18 September 2010. It’s free and it’s for everyone; it’s the largest careers and skills event ever held in Wales. www.skillscymru.co.uk
Teachers and practitioners in Wales have been encouraged by Deputy Minister for Children, Huw Lewis to sign up to an educational conference taking place on 17 September that will focus on the emotional and social wellbeing of pupils, students and teachers in Wales.
This publication sets out the statutory requirements for teacher assessment for the school year 2010/11. It brings together details of the statutory assessment arrangements at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 as one reference source, and replaces the separate Primary and Key Stage 3 booklets that covered the previous school year.
This consultation seeks views on the provision of additional INSET days for maintained schools. The consultation refers to proposed arrangements for the school year 2010/11. The outcomes of the consultation will inform decisions for this school year and beyond.
The Welsh Assembly Government has commissioned the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy with Ipsos Mori to assess the impact and effectiveness of the School-based Counselling Strategy.
Disabled learners may, with the agreement of the awarding organisation, be granted an exemption from one or more units of an assessment. DCELLS, following consultation with WJEC, representatives of disability groups and the other qualifications regulators, has produced a set of principles for the use of exemptions within the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ). The principles can be downloaded here.
A Dissolution Order has dissolved Gorseinion College Further Education Corporation and Swansea College Further Education Corporation and transferred their property, rights, liabilities and staff to Gower College Swansea Further Education Corporation.
The Pupil Voice Wales web-site provides information on what pupil participation is, why it’s important, and how it can make things better for everyone in school. To make this site even more interactive, an exciting video clip competition 'Your Future Your Feature' has been launched. The closing date has been extended and now closes on 18 October 2010. Find out more and how to enter.
The following guides contain information on the main choices available to those in Year 11, 12 and 13 and where to get more help and advice. Where Now 16+ Information Guide; Where Now 17+ Information Guide; Where Now 18+ Information Guide.
The aim of the event is to consult with stakeholders on the priorities for an ESOL Action Plan for Wales. If you would like further information or would wish to attend, please contact: Michael.Landers@wales.gsi.gov.uk
At Key Stage 3, results are higher in all subjects when compared to 2009. With the exception of Welsh, which has risen almost 6 percentage points compared to 1999, all other subjects are at least 10 percentage points higher than they were in 1999.
At key stage 3, since 2009 there has been an increase in the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level (level 5 or above) in all subjects. The greatest increase was in Music (3.9 percentage points).
13,565 members of staff, comprising 6,030 full-time and 7,535 part-time staff, were directly employed by FE institutions during 2008/09.
Education Minister Leighton Andrews has joined Welsh students in celebrating their examination success.
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones congratulated students collecting their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification results. More
As young people across Wales nervously await the results of their A levels tomorrow Local Government Minister, Carl Sargeant, is reminding people that apprentices as well as students may be entitled to council tax exemption.
The sixth annual survey of students has shown that more than four in five of Wales’s students continue to be satisfied with their university course.
This event will explore the issues and opportunities in the ICT and creative industries and the vital importance of IT skills for professionals and citizens. Registrations are now open.
Consultation seeking views about the future of the ‘right to request time to train’ legislation and whether the right should be repealed, retained for large organisations or extended to small and medium sized organisations as planned. The legal right to allow workers in businesses with more than 250 employees, to request time to take up relevant training came into effect from 6 April this year. The closing date for the consultation is 15 September 2010.
Earlier this year Careers England commissioned Dr Deirdre Hughes to review the evidence of the impact careers advice and guidance has on social mobility. She was also invited to interview leading figures in the worlds of education (secondary, higher and Adult Education) and employment.
The headline findings from the 2009 survey are that the levels of vacancies, hard-to-fill vacancies and skill-shortage vacancies have fallen sharply since 2007, in line with what might be expected during a recession.
This survey evaluates the effectiveness of actions taken by local authorities in relation to children and young people who are missing from education.