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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Placements for Newly Qualified Teachers to continue until summer

The Welsh Government has announced it will extend its programme of school placements for Newly Qualified Teachers  until the end of the school year.

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Early years settings ready to support roll out of Curriculum for Wales

The Education Minister, Jeremy Miles, has praised the work of early years settings as they prepare to support the roll out of the new Curriculum for Wales.

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£25m to kick-start free school meals for all primary school children in Wales

£25m is being invested in school kitchen and dining infrastructure, as part of plans to roll out free school meals to all primary school children in Wales, the Welsh Government has announced.

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Funding for staff well-being trebled as part of ‘whole school approach’ to mental health

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced that funding for mental health and well-being support for school staff will be trebled in the next financial year.

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Extra £4.5m to support children and young people with additional learning needs

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has announced that learners with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) will benefit from a further £4.5million investment.

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£25m investment in Community Focused schools to tackle the impact of poverty

Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has announced almost £25m of investment in the next financial year to tackle the impact of poverty on young people’s attainment.

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Minister sets out plans to support further education sector

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has set out his vision for further education in Wales that puts supporting staff and learners at its heart.