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Minister celebrates 5,000 opportunities created by Lift

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:12:45 GMT2018-02-14T11:12:45Z

The Minister attended a special event at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan in Ebbw Vale, where she met some of those helped by the programme and their mentors.



Minister visits Monkton to discuss adult learning initiative

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:51:16 GMT2018-02-09T09:51:16Z

Minister visits Monkton to discuss adult learning initiative



£100m to deliver 21st Century Schools

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:35:00 GMT2018-02-08T10:35:00Z

£100m is to be invested over the next three years to accelerate the delivery of the flagship 21st Century Schools and Education programme.



Seren Network unveils ‘life-changing’ scholarship with Yale University, as independent report finds project is ‘adding value’ and ‘plugging gaps’

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT2018-02-06T09:00:00Z

Seren Network unveils ‘life-changing’ scholarship with Yale University, as independent report finds project is ‘adding value’ and ‘plugging gaps’



Welsh students applying for university will benefit from most generous student support package in the UK

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:35:00 GMT2018-02-05T10:35:00Z

All eligible Welsh undergraduate students starting university this year will be able to apply for a new financial support package that will help address living costs.



Latest categorisation reveals improvement in school performance

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:35:03 GMT2018-02-01T10:35:03Z

New categorisation information published today shows that there has been an improvement in school performance.



Minister sees how Welsh Government schemes are helping people into work

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:18:00 GMT2018-01-31T15:18:00Z

Minister sees how Welsh Government schemes are helping people into work



Minister appoints Two Members to the Careers Wales Board

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:49:01 GMT2018-01-30T17:49:01Z

Minister appoints Two Members to the Careers Wales Board



Education Secretary announces package of support for home educating families

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:45:00 GMT2018-01-30T07:45:00Z

Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, has announced plans for a comprehensive package of support for home educators and assistance for...



A warm welcome home to Team Wales

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:53:57 GMT2018-01-26T11:53:57Z

Welsh members of the WorldSkills UK Team were honoured at an event in Cardiff this week



Kirsty Williams visits north Wales to open two 21st Century Schools

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:02:41 GMT2018-01-25T16:02:41Z

Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams has been in Conwy today to officially open two Welsh Government funded schools in Colwyn Bay.



Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill gains Royal Assent

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:30:54 GMT2018-01-24T12:30:54Z

New legislation which will transform the additional learning needs system in Wales so it provides better support to children and young people aged 0-25 years.



Estyn Report shows Welsh education is uniting in a mission of self-improvement - Kirsty Williams

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT2018-01-24T09:00:00Z

Estyn Report shows Welsh education is uniting in a mission of self-improvement - Kirsty Williams



Review Group calls for views on teachers’ pay and conditions

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:10:55 GMT2018-01-19T10:10:55Z

Review Group calls for views on teachers’ pay and conditions



Take Time to Talk, Listen and Play

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:46:01 GMT2018-01-18T13:46:01Z

Welsh Government launches new campaign aimed at parents backed with £700,000 support for schools.



Teacher Recruitment and Retention Advisory Board meets for the first time

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:02:00 GMT2018-01-15T11:02:00Z

The inaugural meeting of the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Advisory Board was held on Wednesday.



Plan to put education at heart of ambition to achieve a million Welsh speakers by 2050

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:02:00 GMT2017-12-18T00:02:00Z

Welsh Government’s ambition to achieve one million Welsh speakers by 2050.



£500,000 for Welsh Language Education Resources

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:50:00 GMT2017-12-15T10:50:00Z

Education is vital to achieving our target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.



Fall in absenteeism from primary schools over the last decade

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:50:00 GMT2017-12-14T10:50:00Z

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has welcomed the latest figures showing absenteeism from primary schools in Wales has fallen over the last decade.



Pupil Development Grant considered "invaluable" by schools, says new report

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:50:13 GMT2017-12-13T10:50:13Z

Pupil Development Grant considered "invaluable" by schools, says new report



Wales passes Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:00:05 GMT2017-12-13T10:00:05Z

Wales passes Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill



Coleg Cymraeg Cendedlaethol’s role to be expanded – Kirsty Williams

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:10:00 GMT2017-12-12T11:10:00Z

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s role will be expanded to include further education collages and the work base learning sectors Education Secretary Kirsty Williams announced today.



Education Secretary outlines proposed implementation plan for new additional learning needs system in Wales

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:10:51 GMT2017-12-11T11:10:51Z

The details have been published ahead of the final debate on the Bill in Plenary tomorrow [12/12/2017].



Sam cooks up a success

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:05:24 GMT2017-12-08T17:05:24Z

A Pembrokeshire College student who recently took part in the UK Skills Show showed off his culinary talents by preparing afternoon tea for Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning



Drive to improve science and technology in schools begins

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:02:00 GMT2017-12-07T11:02:00Z

Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, will officially launch Wales’ new science and technology network today at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda.



Minister sets out priorities for employability and skills

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:02:00 GMT2017-12-06T11:02:00Z

Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan today set out her priorities for the employability.



Final exam results do not yet show full picture, says Education Secretary

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:02:00 GMT2017-12-06T11:02:00Z

Changes to qualifications and performance measures mean that comparisons between this year and last year’s GCSE results are not appropriate or accurate, the Education Secretary has warned.



Cabinet Secretary for Education announces new appointments to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:02:00 GMT2017-12-05T14:02:00Z

The Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams has today announced a series of new appointments are to be made to the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).



Welsh Government publishes new Framework for Action to support those educated other than at school

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:00:27 GMT2017-12-04T17:00:27Z

The key areas it seeks to improve are Leadership, Accountability, Resources, Structures, Learner Wellbeing, and Outcomes.



Experience of older workers vital to Welsh children’s retailer

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:02:15 GMT2017-12-04T14:02:15Z

Welsh children’s retailer, JoJo Maman Bébé, has shown its commitment to investing in its older employees’ skills by backing a Welsh Government campaign