New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Call for evidence on the use and effectiveness of Civil Sanctions for environmental offences
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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Hwb - Towards a digital future
A pioneering new digital learning platform for all 3-19 education institutes in Wales.
Are you inspired by the possibilities that digital technologies can offer learners? Do you help young people to play an active part in the fast-changing digital landscape?
A dynamic new digital learning platform has been launched, which provides a space for teachers and educators to share and access a range of digital tools and resources which will support the learning of all 3 to 19 year olds in Wales.
Hwb, Wales' bilingual virtual learning environment, will also provide learners and teachers with the opportunity to create and share their own resources and work collaboratively.
As part of the learning platform, schools are able to transform the way they communicate with learners and their parents, through their own Hwb+ individual learning platforms.
By signing up to Hwb, schools will be able to access Microsoft's cloud service Office 365 for teachers and learners. A range of tools and content will also be progressively added to Hwb over the lifetime of the service.
Office 365 provides an online version of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and Lync. This ensures that all staff and pupils have access to the Microsoft Office suite regardless of whether they have it installed on their own computer.
This is the first major step as part of a wider digital learning strategy which attempts to boost the information technology (IT) competency of teachers entering the profession and help promote a culture of digital citizenship for learners.
Access the Hwb digital learning platform (external link) or check our @DfESWALES Twitter (external link) feed for further updates.