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16.05.22 Ministers Music launch Swansea School 99. Photo credit - Mike Hall

Free digital platform is music to the ears of teachers and pupils

Every child and young person in Wales will have free access to a new bilingual digital music platform to help them discover their first musical notes.

JM Jeremy Miles Education Minister - School Portrait, March 2021

Proposals to consider changes to school uniform policies

  • New consultation on school uniforms launched
  • Cost for school items to be considered as cost-of-living crisis hits families

Parents, guardians, and learners are being asked to consider if school logos on uniforms are necessary, as part of a new consultation launched today by the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles.

Welsh Government

£3m skills boost to the digital and green sector

A Welsh Government-funded programme helping people aged 19 and over to improve their skills and employment prospects has received a £3m boost to focus on digital and net zero skills, Ministers have confirmed today.

Welsh Government

Anti-racist training launched to support new Curriculum for Wales

New high quality, free, diversity and anti-racist professional learning (DARPL) is now available to all education professionals across Wales, as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic histories and experiences become a mandatory part of the Curriculum for Wales.

FM Learner Dialogue session

From the Senedd to the classroom: First Minister takes questions from school pupils

First Minister Mark Drakeford faced a different kind of grilling this week as he took questions from school pupils in an online Q&A session.

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£20m to improve ALN facilities

The Education Minister Jeremy Miles has announced £20m of funding for local authorities to improve or create inclusive spaces and facilities to support learners with Additional Learning Needs (ALN).


Her Ysgolion Cynaliadwy - Sustainable Schools Challenge Fund -2

Welsh communities invited to build innovative new schools

Welsh local authorities have been invited to bid to build two new schools, the Welsh Government has announced, as it launches its Sustainable Schools Challenge.

Dysgu Cymraeg

Free Welsh lessons now available for 18-25s and teaching staff

Young people and education staff in Wales can now access free Welsh lessons as part of a Welsh Government initiative to increase the number of Welsh speakers. 

The commitment is part of the Co-Operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru.

Education Minister in school

“Exciting new era for education in Wales” as schools embrace new Curriculum

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language, Jeremy Miles, has heralded an “exciting new era” for education in Wales, as he visited a school today to see children learning with the new Curriculum for Wales.

young person using cash machine

Cost of living support for university students

Living costs should never be a barrier to studying at university, which is why Wales provides the most generous living costs grants in the UK.

FSM School Holidays - Prydau ysgol am ddim yn y gwyliau-2

Free school meals for lower income families to continue in school holidays

The Welsh Government has announced that free school meals will continue to be provided to children from lower income families in Wales during the school holidays, up until the end of next year’s February half term.

Welsh Government

Education Minister congratulates GCSE students on their results

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.