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Small and rural schools set to benefit from £2.5m funding – Kirsty Williams

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:02:00 GMT2017-11-17T08:02:00Z

Pupils across Wales are set to benefit from a new £2.5 million Welsh Government small and rural schools grant it was announced today (Friday 17th November).



Bumper £2.3bn building fund for schools and colleges

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:02:00 GMT2017-11-10T08:02:00Z

The Welsh Government has earmarked a further £2.3bn to modernise education infrastructure.



Dusty, unused musical instruments needed for new homes

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:02:00 GMT2017-11-02T00:02:00Z

The Novello Orchestra changes name to The Not New Novello Orchestra for the day to launch Welsh Government pilot scheme ‘Instruments for Kids’.



New incentives to teach in Wales – Kirsty Williams

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:02:00 GMT2017-10-25T23:02:00Z

New and improved incentives to teach physics, chemistry, maths, Welsh and modern foreign languages have been announced by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams.



Link between universities and schools must go beyond teacher training – Kirsty Williams

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:32:00 GMT2017-10-25T13:32:00Z

Link between universities and schools must go beyond teacher training



Investing in the skills of the future for an Ambitious and Learning Wales - £50m capital boost for FE and HE and £260m for apprenticeships

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:01:00 GMT2017-10-24T09:01:00Z

The Welsh Government has today [Tuesday 24 October] outlined a £310m package of financial support to drive up skills across Wales.



£2.7m supply teacher project announced

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:00:00 GMT2017-10-24T09:00:00Z

A new £2.7m project to improve the way supply teachers support schools has been announced by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today (Tues 24th Oct).



Cabinet Secretary for Education officially opens Campus 6 building project at Pembrokeshire College

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:28:06 GMT2017-10-19T12:28:06Z

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, has officially opened the Campus 6 building project at Pembrokeshire College in Haverfordwest.



Maximum tuition fee in Wales will remain £9,000 – Kirsty Williams

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:38:15 GMT2017-10-18T08:38:15Z

Maximum tuition fee in Wales will remain £9,000 – Kirsty Williams



Changes to early entry exams announced – Kirsty Williams

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:01:00 GMT2017-10-16T11:01:00Z

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has announced new rules to reduce the number of pupils being entered too early for exams (Mon 16th Oct).



Top award for two Merthyr Tydfil schools – Kirsty Williams

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:01:00 GMT2017-10-13T09:01:00Z

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has handed a top award to two schools in Merthyr Tydfil for their work with their most able pupils (Thurs 12th Oct).



Knowledge Transfer Partnerships bring direct benefits to businesses

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:23:55 GMT2017-10-11T11:23:55Z

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are bringing direct benefits to businesses by helping to improve their competitiveness and productivity, Minister for Skills and Science Julie James said today.



Carmarthenshire’s looked after children get their just rewards for educational attainment

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:01:55 GMT2017-10-06T09:01:55Z

The Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams today (6 October) attended the Carmarthenshire Celebration of looked after children awards at Ffos Las Race Racecourse in Llanelli.



Grŵp Llandrillo Menai gets £6.75 million Welsh Government boost for state of the art engineering centre at Coleg Menai

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:32:35 GMT2017-10-06T08:32:35Z

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai gets £6.75 million Welsh Government boost for state of the art engineering centre at Coleg Menai



Wales secures the highest number of finalists for WorldSkills UK competition

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:35:02 GMT2017-10-04T14:35:02Z

Wales secures the highest number of finalists for WorldSkills UK competition



Minister discovers why there’s more to Green Man Festival than meets the eye

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:00:25 GMT2017-09-27T12:00:25Z

Wales’ Skills and Science Minister, Julie James, highlights why there’s more to Green Man Festival than just great music, socialising and camping.



New plan for national mission to raise standards – Kirsty Williams

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:48:36 GMT2017-09-26T09:48:36Z

New plan for national mission to raise standards – Kirsty Williams



Organisations that promote Spanish and German welcomed to Wales by Kirsty Williams

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:25:53 GMT2017-09-21T08:25:53Z

The Welsh headquarters of organisations that promote Spanish and German have been officially launched by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today (Thurs 21st Sept).



Employability and Apprenticeships Programme – Communication events

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:08:00 GMT2017-09-14T11:08:00Z

It is the intention of the Welsh Government to procure a framework to deliver All Age Employability and Apprenticeship programmes for the period April 2019 to March 2023.



£1.28 million invested to cut classroom bureaucracy – Kirsty Williams

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:06:36 GMT2017-09-14T08:06:36Z

£1.28 million invested to cut classroom bureaucracy – Kirsty Williams



New school guide for parents with adopted children launched

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:15:00 GMT2017-09-11T07:15:00Z

A new Welsh Government backed guide for parents with adopted children on how to work with schools to benefit their child’s education has been launched (Mon 11th Sept).



New Teachers, New Term, New Professional Standards

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:15:02 GMT2017-09-04T07:15:02Z

Newly qualified teachers commencing induction from 1 September will start using the new professional standards for teaching and leadership.



GCSE pupils congratulated by Kirsty Williams

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:35:00 GMT2017-08-24T07:35:00Z

Pupils receiving their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results have been congratulated by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today (Thurs 24th August).



Minister highlights alternative career options as thousands collect their GCSE results

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:15:02 GMT2017-08-24T07:15:02Z

Skills and Science Minister Julie James is keen to highlight the various benefits offered by apprenticeships.



A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate students congratulated by Kirsty Williams

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:35:00 GMT2017-08-17T08:35:00Z

Students receiving their A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate results have been congratulated by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today.



Lights, Camera, Action: Technical Theatre apprenticeship pilot has a successful stage debut

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:25 GMT2017-08-16T15:00:25Z

Lights, Camera, Action: Technical Theatre apprenticeship pilot has a successful stage debut



Schools summer scheme in good health

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:50:54 GMT2017-08-15T13:50:54Z

Kirsty Williams today visited Llandrindod Wells CiW School to see the effect their summer lunch club is having on children from the area (Tues 15th August).



Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s role should expand says review

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:59:54 GMT2017-07-25T07:59:54Z

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s role should expand says review



AMs trumpet musical instrument amnesty

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:45:32 GMT2017-07-21T09:45:32Z

The pilot is ahead of a national musical instrument amnesty in November.



Drive to improve maths in schools launched

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 07:49:57 GMT2017-07-14T07:49:57Z

A new network for excellence to improve how maths is taught in schools and improve standards has been officially launched (Fri 14th July).