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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.

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£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.

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

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.

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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.

Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language / Gweinidog y Gymraeg ac Addysg

£2.3m for Student Mental Health

Education Minister Jeremy Miles has announced funding for university mental health and wellbeing services.

Further Education

£5m fund to be created to support innovation in Further Education

A new £5m Innovation Fund is to be established to support Further Education (FE) colleges look at new ways to support learners, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles has announced.

Welsh Government

Pilot projects to tackle the impact of poverty on educational achievement

A new pilot programme to support schools in tackling the impact poverty has on attainment has been launched.

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

1.5 million additional meals served up by Universal Primary Free School Meals

An additional 1.5 million free school meals have been served in primary schools across Wales since the rollout of Universal Primary Free School Meals began in September.

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Appointments to Commission for Tertiary Education and Research

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles has announced the appointments of Professor Dame Julie Lydon as the Chair of the Board for the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research (CTER) and Professor David Sweeney as Chair of the Research and Innovation Committee and Deputy Chair for the CTER Board.

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New pilot programme giving young people insight into the world of work

A new pilot project helping to prepare young people for a career and to understand their working rights has begun as part of the new Curriculum for Wales.

 

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Croeso i Aberwla: the virtual village helping pupils learn Welsh

The Welsh Government has invested £6.6m over 3 years to support Welsh-medium late immersion provision across Wales. The project, which aims to bring the educational virtual reality (VR) game to pupils learning Welsh across Wales, is part of this investment.