“We took a whole school approach to raising digital competence: teachers learning alongside pupils, departments sharing practice. Here’s a summary of what we did:’’
The Cadoxton team use technology as an intrinsic part of teaching and learning and have done for many years. When the Framework was launched we felt we were in a good place to take the new skills on board and enhance the learning already taking place.
Q: Why are we having education reforms?
A: The young people of today are entering a fast-changing world. Schools are having to prepare them for jobs that may not yet have been created and challenges we are yet to encounter. So we must update what we teach them and the way we teach them. Our reforms focus on higher standards of literacy and numeracy, as well as digital skills, so that we improve the knowledge and skills of our young people.
The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, launched Education in Wales: Our national mission, Action plan 2017–21 today. It describes how Wales’ education reforms will support the introduction of the new curriculum and bring us the outcomes for our children that we all want to see.