Wavehill and Dynamix, independent research organisations, analysed the range of views and their prevalence across stakeholder groups and as a whole.
Overall, respondents were supportive of the structure and sentiment of the new Curriculum, many welcoming the proposals. They liked the emphasis on the four purposes, the greater agency offered to teachers, and the greater role of formative assessment.
But they also raised issues, including practical considerations such as the time, resources and support that teachers will need to implement the new curriculum. And most thought the guidance could be improved, offering positive suggestions as to how, which could be paraphrased as: ‘make it simpler but add detail in places to help teachers realise this in practice’.