The Association for Science Education


ITE accreditation announcement

Mon. 02/07/18

From September 2019, all initial teacher education (ITE) programmes in Wales must be accredited by the EWC. This new function is being carried out by the EWC through its ITE Accreditation Board, which was established in August 2017. Partnerships intending to provide ITE programmes were asked to submit programme proposals to EWC by 1 December 2017. Programme submissions were received from six partnerships across Wales

Top ten reasons to use the PLP

Mon. 02/07/18

‘Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today’

Online survey launched to gather teachers’ views of attractiveness of teaching and retention of teachers in Wales

Tue. 19/06/18

If you’re a qualified teacher in Wales and have 6 minutes to spare, please complete #TeacherResearchCymru
To complete the survey go to

Sharing digital practices to support an evolving curriculum’

Wed. 13/06/18

This year’s National Digital Learning Event on 20th June will showcase innovative digital practices being developed in schools across Wales.Practitioners will give practical insights into their approaches to implementing the Digital Competence Framework as part of wider curriculum reform.

ASE Conference 2017 review

Thu. 11/01/18

STEM beyond the Classroom. The ASE Cymru Regional conference was held in partnership with the National Museum Cardiff on 11th November 2017.

Drive to improve science and technology in schools begins

Sat. 09/12/17

Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, will officially launch Wales’ new science and technology network today at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda. Thursday 07 December 2017. The network for excellence will target the improvement of teachers' skills in science and technology and improve pupils' experience of the subjects while they are at school. More than £4 million is being invested through the network which will play a key role in the Welsh Government’s national mission to raise standards in schools through education reform.

Minister sets out priorities for employability and skills

Wed. 06/12/17

Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan today set out her priorities for the employability and skills agenda while delivering the keynote speech at the Learning And Work Institute’s Welsh Employability and Skills Convention.

New Wales school curriculum overhaul delayed a year

Wed. 01/11/17

A big shake-up in what is taught in classrooms in Wales will be introduced a year later than originally planned, the education secretary has announced.
Kirsty Williams said it was the right decision for the new national curriculum to be a "phased roll-out rather than a 'big bang'"

article from the BBC