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Financial support available for learners and their families

Many families will be worried about the rising cost of living, especially while preparing for the new school term. There is support available for learners and their families in Wales who may be struggling to afford school costs such as uniform and transport, as well as some free schemes to help your child with their learning.

Here are eight education subsidies and schemes that you could qualify for.

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New actions to protect Welsh-speaking communities

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language will today provide a preview of the actions which are part of the Welsh Government’s plans to safeguard communities where Welsh is the main language and where there are large numbers of second homes.

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£4.85m for Food and Fun this summer

Sessions to provide children and young people with healthy meals and educational activities are back on the menu this summer with the return of Food and Fun.

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Pupils shine bright at summer school pilot

Year 11 pupils from across Wales have been taking part in a residential summer school funded by the Welsh Government as part of the Seren Foundation programme.

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Cymru footballers and Welsh Government team up to tackle online sexual harassment

The Football Association of Wales and the Welsh Government have launched a new video today, featuring several Cymru players, that aims to help tackle the issue of online sexual harassment.

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Plans for 23 new Welsh-medium primary schools to be created

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language will set out today how local authorities aim to increase Welsh-medium education in their areas.

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E-sgol programme to be expanded to all of Wales

The Welsh Government will expand e-sgol, the programme which enables GCSE and A-level students to join classes at other schools via video link, to every part of Wales from September 2023.

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First Law Passed by this Welsh Government

The Tertiary Education and Research (TER) Bill will set out our vision for the future of post 16 education into law and creates a new national steward for post-16 education to expand lifelong learning, focus on learner welfare, and support our colleges and universities.

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New framework for school improvement to focus on learner progression

The Welsh Government has published a new school improvement framework, ensuring that learner progression and wellbeing is at the heart of all efforts to deliver high standards and aspirations.

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Sharron Lusher named Chair of Vocational Qualifications Review Board

A new board is being established to review the vocational qualifications on offer to learners and employers in Wales.

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Progress report on strengthening teaching of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities’ histories and experiences published

The Welsh Government has today published the annual report on the teaching of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and contributions.

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Universal Free School Meals Roll-out to Commence in September

Children in Reception class will begin to receive universal primary free school meals from as early as September, the Welsh Government has confirmed.