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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.

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

“Radical action needed to create a truly equitable education system for all.”

In a keynote speech to the Bevan Foundation later today (16th June), the Education Minister will outline measures to tackle the impact of poverty on educational attainment and set high standards for all.

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Six things you may not know about the new Curriculum for Wales

Today the new Curriculum for Wales took another step closer, following the making of legislation setting out which secondary schools and settings will begin teaching their new curriculum from September.

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Urdd Youth Theatre to return to the limelight

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced new funding to support the re-launch of the Urdd’s national youth theatre, Cwmni Theatr Ieuenctid Cymru.  

Welsh Government

Number of new Welsh-medium student teachers rises to 27% of total

The Welsh Government has today published the latest data on student teachers in Wales.

Welsh Government

Education Minister Jeremy Miles visits Coleg Llandrillo to talk about mental health

This week, the Education Minister, Jeremy Miles, visited Coleg Llandrillo to discuss the important work they are undertaking to support staff and learners’ mental health.

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10-year plan launched to increase the number of Welsh-speaking teachers

The Welsh Government has today published its 10-year plan to increase the number of school staff who can teach through the medium of Welsh.  

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Welsh universities change lives with artificial intelligence and data science

Welsh Government investment in universities collaborating in data science and artificial intelligence is changing lives and helping Wales become an international leader in the field. As part of the Digital Strategy for Wales, £500,000 of funding is being shared between 22 innovative projects.

16.05.22 Ministers Music launch Swansea School 25. Photo - Mike Hall

Funding for music education trebled to the tune of £13.5m

Every child will have the opportunity to benefit from music education as part of the Welsh Government’s plans for a national music service, which will help ensure no child misses out due to a lack of means.

Welsh Government

Covid-19 guidance for universities and colleges changes

The Welsh Government has formally removed the Infection Control Framework for Higher and Further Education institutions from today.

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

Schools’ Covid guidance aligned to businesses and other workplaces

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced that Covid-19 measures for schools in Wales will be brought into line with guidance for businesses and other organisations.

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Children’s language and literacy project to be expanded

A project which has supported over 500 children to improve their language, communication and reading skills hopes to help up to 2,000 more across Wales, thanks to £290,000 from the Welsh Government.