Latest Education News

We are at a time of change within the Education sector. The Welsh Curriculum, the New Professional Standards, New Pioneer Schools and the lists goes on. Discover Teaching aims to bring all the information to you.

Praise for schools following year of major reforms to Welsh education

As the end of school term approaches, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has set out what has been achieved through Wales’ national mission for education and what these changes mean for pupils, teachers and parents. Read more…

 

New Welsh approach for teachers’ pay and conditions

Details of a new national model for agreeing teachers’ pay and conditions have been set out by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams. Read more…

 

A level and Welsh Baccalaureate students congratulated

The A level provisional results for Wales show an improvement overall with 8.7% of grades awarded at A*, the best outcome in Wales since this grade was introduced, in 2010. Read more…

 

GCSE pupils congratulated by Kirsty Williams

Results show the proportion being awarded top grades at A*-A has increased from 17.9% last year to 18.5% this year. Read more…

 

New curriculum and assessment arrangements

Update on the developing new curriculum and the assessment arrangements. Read more...

 

Providers of Initial Teacher Education in Wales from 2019. Read more…

 

“New online PGCE can make Wales a world leader” – Kirsty Williams

A new part-time PGCE that combines online study with tutorials and seminars could soon make Wales a world-leader in Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Read more here...

 

100 projects completed through the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme

Learners and teachers in all parts of Wales are now enjoying brand new, ultra-modern school and college buildings, thanks to the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education Programme. Read more here...

 

Launch of the National Academy for Educational Leadership. 

Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, emphasised the importance of strong leadership "It is crucial that we develop leaders who can inspire, not only our young people, but also their colleagues so we can work collaboratively to raise standards." Read more here...

 

24 educational professionals from Wales have been announced as finalists for the national awards. To find out more click here.

 

School business managers playing vital role in reducing headteachers’ workload. Read more here... 

 

“Let’s work together and seize the opportunity of devolved teachers’ pay and conditions”

The devolution of teachers’ pay and conditions is an opportunity to elevate the status of the teaching profession in Wales. Read more here...

 

£100m to deliver 21st Century Schools

“Our national mission is to raise standards, reduce the attainment gap and deliver an education system that is a source of national pride and confidence” Read more here...

 

Welsh students applying for university will benefit from most generous student support package in the UK

“Money is clearly a very important factor when deciding when to go to university, and for those who are already studying, money is found to be a major cause for stress.” Read more here...

 

Latest categorisation reveals improvement in school performance

There are now more schools in the green and yellow categories when compared to last year. Read more here...

 

Review Group calls for views on teachers’ pay and conditions

The overall aim of the group is to understand how the pay and conditions structure contributes towards a highly motivated teaching profession and a high quality education system. Read more here...

 

Kirsty Williams visits north Wales to open two 21st Century Schools

“It is a pleasure to be in Conwy today to officially open the newly refurbished Ysgol Nant y Groes and Ysgol Swn y Don, and see first-hand how the Welsh Government’s investment is having a positive impact on education and learning in the area.” Read more here...

 

New plans unveiled - Train degree-level teaching assistants to become teachers. Read more...

 

Plan to put education at heart of ambition to achieve a million Welsh speakers by 2050

Read more...

 

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s role to be expanded

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s role will be expanded to include further education colleges and the work base learning sectors. Read more...

 

Pioneer schools report shows journey of improvement

Pioneer schools involved in developing Wales’ new curriculum shows good progress is being made. Read more...

 

New teaching standards for further education and work-based learning workforce

New professional standards for staff in the further education and work-based learning sectors launched. Read more...

 

Google for Education to be rolled out in Welsh schools next year

Teachers will soon have more choice about the digital tools they use thanks to the roll-out of Google for Education, Kirsty Williams has announced. Read more...

 

New incentives to teach in Wales

Kirsty Williams has announced the incentives for 2018/19. The new and improved incentives can be seen on our Teaching Training Incentives page.

 

£2.7m supply teacher project announced

A new £2.7m project to improve the way supply teachers support schools has been announced by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today. Read more...

 

Maximum tuition fee in Wales will remain £9,000 – Kirsty Williams

The maximum university tuition fee in Wales will remain at £9,000, with £26m of government investment to support students and universities over the next two years.

 

Improving feedback & reducing workload

Kirsty Williams, the cabinet secretary launched a new guide for teachers and headteacahers. Head over to the Estyn website to download 

 

Take a look at the Welsh Government's plan for Wales' education.

Education in Wales: Our national mission 2017-21

 

Changes for the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course.

Teacher Training changes

 

Wales introduces New Professional Standards to ensure we have high quality teachers. 

New Teachers, New Term, New Professional Standards

 

A mission to better Wales' education 

New plan for national mission to raise standards – Kirsty Williams