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Meleri

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Re: Schools and education
« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2020, 05:00:00 PM »
They are now building 110 houses in the catchment area of Ysgol Awel Y Mynydd, pity CCBC didn't insist in the Developers giving a contribution to build more classrooms as they did in Dwygyfylchi.

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« Reply #76 on: February 19, 2020, 03:12:21 PM »
£11.7m super school failed to use cash given to help improve most vulnerable kids' chances - and now it's in special measures
Ysgol Awel y Mynydd only opened in late 2017

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« Reply #77 on: February 19, 2020, 03:35:06 PM »
What's ironic is the report produced by Estyn and to which the DP article links. In the first page it says:

Standards: Unsatisfactory and needs urgent improvement.

Think that should be 'need' urgent improvement. It's not the only example of a curiously poor reporting standard.  Another sentence, in the summary section, reads:

The various pupil councils are beginning to have an effect on school life, and there are very few examples of where the pupil’s voice is effective

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It might inspire greater confidence in Estyn's assessment were they to produce properly written and proofed reports.
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

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« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2020, 02:08:31 PM »
Schools in Scotland and Wales are to close from Friday in response to the coronavirus epidemic.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs further decisions on school closures in England were "to be taken imminently".

Wales education minister Kirsty Williams said she was bringing forward the Easter break.

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« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2020, 10:09:30 AM »
TV presenter Carol Voderman has launched The Maths Factor - a new website to help children learn numerical skills.

The Countdown star hopes to support children across the country with their basic maths skills through a variety of educational online resources - and the site is currently free to join.

While children across the UK are currently closed due to the ongoing health crisis, many parents are looking for alternative means to help their children keep on top of their education.

The Maths Factor site is designed to help teach maths skills through a variety of resources, with Vorderman featured in a number of educational videos, and has now been made available for free after schools were forced to shut their doors.

The website is normally subscription based, costing users £2 per week to access content, but is currently available to use free of charge during the school closure period.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Vorderman said: “My maths school You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login is usually about £2 a week.

“I want to help so it's now FREE for children age 4-11 until schools open.

“We're uploading massive server capabilities, pls bear with us.
“With all my love #HomeSchooling @themathsfactor @PearsonSchools.”

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« Reply #80 on: March 27, 2020, 02:37:55 PM »
How to go on a virtual tour of Chester Zoo during the coronavirus lockdown
The zoo is letting you see the animals up close from the comfort of your own home.

The zoo is going to live stream all the most popular animals for an hour each on their Facebook page.

Despite the zoo being forced to close down, the zookeepers remain on site to care, clean and feed the animals while they wait to welcome people back.

Today (March 27) will be the first time the zoo has ever done a live stream - and it will run until 5pm.

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« Reply #81 on: March 29, 2020, 11:33:33 AM »
"NATIONAL heroes'" have been implored to continue support frontline staff over the Easter holidays.

Education minister Kirsty Williams called on school staff to do what they can to keep schools open for NHS staff and carers during the two weeks that should have been the Easter holidays.

The minister thanked all school staff who had met the challenge of keeping more than 700 schools open to support with the immediate response to coronavirus before asking for help in what she described as a ‘time of national need’.

“I am now asking you to do more and keep schools open during what would have been school holidays.”

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