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Major new projects announced to grow Welsh language

  • 11 new capital projects across Wales to expand Welsh-medium education
  • £1.2m to support the Urdd’s recovery from the pandemic
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More families to receive support with costs of the school day

More families in Wales will receive extra funding to help with costs such as uniform and sports kit as a result of £3.3m of Welsh Government funding.

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Trial begins on school day reforms in Wales

A trial that guarantees extra school sessions for learners in Wales is now underway, Education Minister and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has announced.

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Support for students to complete ‘vital’ Health and Social Care courses

The Welsh Government has announced £1.8 million to support health and social care students in Wales.

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£65 million of new funding to help colleges and universities reach net zero

The Welsh Government has today announced £65 million of new funding to support further education, higher education and adult community learning in Wales.

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£18 million to strengthen support for children and young people with Additional Learning Needs

New funding to support children and young people with Additional Learning Needs has been announced by Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language.

Jeremy Miles - Minister for Education and Welsh Language - May 2021 portrait

Over £100m of new funding will help make schools and colleges Covid-secure

Schools and colleges will receive £103 million in Welsh Government funding, as learners return for the January term.

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Book for all schools will help teachers and pupils unearth the “diversity and complexity” of Wales’s history

History Grounded will be provided to all schools in Wales to give all pupils an insight into Wales’s history.  

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£24m to ensure no learner left behind

The Welsh Government has today announced over £24m of additional funding to support learners who have felt the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic the most.

Jeremy Miles - Minister for Education and Welsh Language - May 2021 portrait

Changes to school day to be trialled in Wales

Fourteen schools in Wales will trial providing additional hours this academic year, with up to £2m of funding available to support the scheme, Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has announced. 

Jeremy Miles - Minister for Education and Welsh Language - May 2021 portrait

£6.82m to support music and arts in new curriculum

Learners in Wales will have improved opportunities to play and learn with musical instruments, as part of £6.82m in funding announced by Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles to provide additional music resources to schools.

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First Minister meets electric car mechanics of the future

First Minister Mark Drakeford had the opportunity to meet some of the electric car mechanics of the future on a visit to Coleg Cambria in Wrexham.