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Eisteddfod yr Urdd 2022

£500k to provide free entry to the Urdd Eisteddfod in centenary year

To mark the Urdd’s centenary celebrations, the Welsh Government will provide funding so entry into next year’s Urdd Eisteddfod is free, with the aim of making the eisteddfod accessible to all.

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

£6.82m to support music and arts in new curriculum

Learners in Wales will have improved opportunities to play and learn with musical instruments, as part of £6.82m in funding announced by Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles to provide additional music resources to schools.


£45m package to train staff and help Welsh SMEs grow

A £45m package of funding that will help small businesses across Wales to grow and support thousands of people to train to work in key sectors is being made available by the Welsh Government, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, announced today.

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

Welsh language immersion support for learners to be expanded Wales-wide

Welsh language late immersion provision is set to be expanded across Wales, from Conwy to Caerphilly, thanks to Welsh Government funding. 

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Boost for children’s online safety as Welsh Government becomes first government to join IWF

Welsh language resources will help children spot the signs of online grooming and abuse

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Books for all children in Wales will help “ignite passion for reading”

New funding will provide thousands more books for school children across Wales, helping them to improve key reading and speaking skills at a young age.

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Seren a Sbarc find the recipe for a trip through Welsh history

Siarter Iaith characters Seren a Sbarc are back with a new book which sees them on a time-travelling trip through Welsh history.

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

All new schools and colleges in Wales to be net zero carbon

Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has today announced that all new school and college buildings, major refurbishment and extension projects will be required to meet Net Zero Carbon targets from January 1 2022.

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Wales to have new “national steward” to fund, regulate and support all post-16 education

The Welsh Government will today set out its vision to radically reform post-16 education, for the first time ever enshrining in law nine national strategic purposes for the post-compulsory education system.

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New plan to recruit more Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic teachers

The Welsh Government has today announced its intention to introduce financial incentives to help recruit more ethnic minority teachers.

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Funding to improve ventilation in schools and learning environments

£3.31 million will be available to improve ventilation in schools, colleges and universities in Wales, Education Minister Jeremy Miles has announced. 

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

Learning of Black, Asian and minority ethnic histories included in new Welsh Curriculum

Wales is set to become the first UK nation to make teaching of Black, Asian and minority ethnic histories and experiences mandatory in the school curriculum