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Schools to close in Wales from Friday

Welsh Government News: Statement from Minister for Education, @Kirsty_Williams on school closures in Wales  We are in an unprecedented period, one that is changing hour-by-hour, and governments around the world are having to make quick decisions.

Welsh universities risk falling behind without enough support to compete for funding

Welsh Education Minister asks ‘national heroes’ to keep schools open for NHS and carers during school holidays

Welsh Education Minister @KirstyWilliams has today (Saturday, March 28) called on school staff to do what they can to keep schools open for NHS staff and carers during the two weeks that should have been the Easter holidays.

Welsh Education Minister announces exam arrangements for Years 10 and 12

The Welsh Education Minister @Kirsty_Williams has announced how current Year 10 and 12 learners in Wales will be assessed, as alternative arrangements are introduced following the outbreak of the #coronavirus and the cancellation of summer exams.

Science scheme aims to inspire Wales’ budding engineers

To mark #BritishScienceWeek, a programme to attract young people into engineering #careers is being extended to primary schools, Education Minister Kirsty Williams @wgmin_education has announced today (12 Mar).

Technology increasing subject choice for students in rural Wales

The Welsh Government has extended an innovative programme which uses IT to connect schools in rural areas, making the programme available in schools in Powys and Carmarthenshire.

Arts Connection - Cyswllt Celf help to celebrate importance of apprenticeships

#AWWales @Arts_Connection - Cyswllt Celf and Welsh Government joined forces to implement a series of @ApprenticeWales workshop events in Wrexham and Llanfyllin to celebrate the important role apprenticeships play in the Welsh economy.

£6m to ensure Welsh college teachers receive the same pay as school teachers

The Welsh Government has revealed details of the additional £23m it will be providing to Further Education colleges, including sixth forms and Adult Community Learning, for the next financial year. 

Student interests must be at the heart of the tertiary education bill

Higher Education (Wales) Act and the future The National Assembly’s Children, Young People and Education Committee is launching its report examining how well the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015 has worked. The Committee wanted to make sure that the lessons from this Act are reflected in the new tertiary education bill, due to be introduced in 2020.

Not enough money going into the education system in Wales

The National Assembly for Wales’ Children, Young People and Education Committee is today calling on the Welsh Government to carry out an urgent review of school funding.


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