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Proposals published to enable all pupils in Wales to become confident Welsh speakers by 2050
The Welsh Government, as part of the Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru, has published a White Paper setting out proposals for a new Welsh Language Education Bill. The Bill will take steps to enable all pupils in Wales to become confident Welsh speakers through the statutory education system.
Three new net zero carbon schools to be built - with design help from school pupils
Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has today (Friday March 24th) announced three new net zero carbon schools will be built, one in north Wales, one in south-west Wales and a third in south-east Wales.
Launch of incentive to attract a more diverse teaching workforce
The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has officially launched an incentive to attract more people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds into teaching.
£60m to make schools and colleges across Wales more sustainable
Schools and colleges across Wales are set to benefit from £60m in funding to make buildings more energy efficient. The Minister for Education and Welsh Language Jeremy Miles has announced £50m for schools and £10m in funding for Further Education colleges.
Free school meals extended for April and May holidays
Free school meal holiday provision will continue to be available to children from lower income families for the Easter and Whitsun school holidays, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has confirmed today (March 9th).
£2.1m for young people with additional learning needs in further education
The Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced new funding over three years to improve the experiences of further education students with additional learning needs (ALN).
Programme offers new route into Welsh secondary teaching
The Minister for Education and Welsh language has announced that the Cynllun Pontio, a programme which trains primary school teachers to become secondary school teachers, will continue for the next academic year.
£8m boost for digital learning in Further Education
The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced an extra £8m investment to support digital learning in Further Education (FE) colleges over the next three years – with a total investment of over £30m in digital since 2019.
School Wellbeing Service extended as part of £600k funding package
A service providing mental health and wellbeing support for teachers and education staff has been awarded over £600k, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language Jeremy Miles has announced.
Welsh students to get more help with living costs
The Welsh Government will increase student maintenance support by 9.4% for the 2023/24 academic year, subject to regulations being made.
£2.3m for Student Mental Health
Education Minister Jeremy Miles has announced funding for university mental health and wellbeing services.