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Free Welsh lessons make it easier than ever for people to learn the language

The first year of giving free Welsh lessons for young people and staff in the education sector has been a success according to the Welsh Government, making it easier than ever for people to learn the language.

The scheme is part of the Welsh Government's Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru.

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Early intervention key to tackling attendance

The Education Minister Jeremy Miles has today published new guidance to help schools to work with families and relevant agencies to make sure learners come to school.

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School Essentials Grant helps over 100,000 children in Wales

Low-income families can get up to £200 to help with essentials like school uniform, shoes, bags, stationery, sports kit and equipment.

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How community focussed schools are helping to tackle inequality

As Wales face Argentina this weekend in the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup, Ysgol Llangynwyd in Maesteg is not just celebrating Wales’s sporting success, with former pupil Dewi Lake leading the squad, but is also set to benefit from £155,000 for the refurbishment of their sports facilities.

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Life-changing international learning experiences for over 11,000 people – thanks to Taith

Since launching in 2022, Taith – the Welsh Government’s international learning exchange programme – has awarded funding to allow over 11,000 people to learn, study and volunteer all over the world.

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£20m to improve learning spaces for learners with additional learning needs

During a visit to Ysgol y Bedol in Carmarthenshire, the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, announced the £20m for schools to transform the experiences of disabled children and those with additional learning needs.

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New advice for schools about vaping

Today, Public Health Wales has published new guidance for secondary schools to tackle vaping.

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Independent report published on the future of vocational qualifications

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has today welcomed the publication of an independent report following a review of vocational qualifications in Wales, commissioned by the Welsh Government.

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Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in education establishments in Wales

Following new information over the weekend, all 22 local authorities in Wales are assessing RAAC in education buildings.

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7 ways to ease back-to-school worries

As families get ready for the start of a new school term, many will be worried about the cost of living crisis.

But there is support available for learners and their families in Wales who may be struggling to afford school costs such as uniform, meals and transport, as well as some free schemes to help your child with their learning.

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GCSE Results Day 2023: Education Minister congratulates students

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has congratulated young people across Wales as they receive their GCSE, Welsh Baccalaureate and vocational qualification results.

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Cost of living support increases for young people in education or training

As the Education and Welsh Language Minister announces an increase in the financial hardship support for eligible FE learners, find out about the support you could be entitled to if you are starting A-levels, an apprenticeship, or in employment.