Hwb is a digital learning platform to support education in Wales. Many of the resources are available to the public on the Hwb website.
Through Hwb, the Welsh Government also offers online access (on any web connected device) to other relevant bilingual educational tools and digital resources such as:
- Microsoft Office 365 (including Word, Excel and Outlook e-mail)
- Google G Suite for Education
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Minecraft: Education Edition
- and much, much more...
These are known collectively as Hwb Additional Services.
Hwb Additional Services are available to all teachers in maintained schools in Wales.
Hwb Additional Services are only available to learners where consent has been obtained and consent form templates are available below for schools to use.
Note: Personalised assessments are accessible to all learners as consent is not required.
Please see the video below for more information.
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Advice for Parents and Carers
Your child’s school manages consent to Hwb Additional Services and will supply you with the necessary consent form when it is appropriate to do so.
Resources for Schools
The templates below are provided to assist schools in managing learners’ consent for access to Hwb Additional Services. Schools may choose to use the printable or online consent forms or a combination of both. Help and support is also available for school Digital Champions to update the consent status of learners in the Hwb User Management Portal (navigate to Hwb Help, click on the User Management tile and then click on Learners' Consent).
Printable (and editable) consent form templates are available below.
Online (and editable) consent form templates are also available below. Please use this guide to setup and use online forms.