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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.

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

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.

Sharron Lusher Chair of Vocational Qualifications Review

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.

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.  

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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.