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Support to help increase Welsh language use following the pandemic

Work to support Welsh language skills and use will receive £2.4m in Covid recovery funding, to help keep Wales on its route to doubling the daily use of Welsh by 2050.

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Update on the review into peer-on-peer sexual harassment in education settings

In June 2021, Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, asked Estyn to review the culture and processes at maintained and independent secondary schools to protect and support young people.

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Extra support for youth mental health announced

Minister for Education and Welsh Language Jeremy Miles has today announced additional funding to help more young people access support for emotional mental health and wellbeing services through youth work approaches.

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Fresh start to new term with investment to help improve air quality in schools, colleges and universities

  • CO2 sensors to monitor air quality in classrooms and lecture halls
  • New ozone disinfecting machines to speed up cleaning if clusters of Covid-19 infection are identified
  • Supported by £5.9m of Welsh Government funding, as part of measures to help reduce the spread of Covid-19
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“Take the steps needed to keep learners safe and learning”

With schools, colleges and universities due to re-open following the summer holidays, parents, guardians and learners in Wales are being asked to take some steps to help keep Covid risk down and learners learning.

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Have your say on local taxes on second homes and holiday lets

Views are being sought on potential changes to local taxes which could be used by local authorities to tackle the effects that large numbers of second homes and commercial holiday lets can have in some parts of Wales.

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Support will help newly qualified teachers into new roles

New teachers in Wales who saw their training disrupted by the pandemic will receive a term of employment to help them into their new roles, thanks to an extra £1.7m in Welsh Government support.

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“Huge well done to GCSE and vocational learners across Wales” – Education Minister

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has congratulated learners in Wales receiving their GCSE and vocational qualification results today.

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Minister celebrates ‘remarkable achievement’ of class of 2021

Education Minister Jeremy Miles has praised the achievements of students all over Wales as 2021 A, AS, VQ and Skills Challenge Certificates results are published.

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Wales’ highly efficient research sector “punches above its weight” – new report

Wales’ research institutions achieve results beyond their scale, according to a report published today (Monday, August 2)

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New Estyn Chief Inspector announced

The First Minister has today announced her Majesty the Queen has accepted the recommendation that Owen Evans should become the new HM Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales.

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“Children don’t stop needing help just because it’s summer”

Welsh Government support will help thousands of children across Wales stay active, connected and engaged during the summer.