To all school staff in Wales: An end of term letter from the Minister

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Dear Colleagues,

I would like to thank you for the continued commitment and dedication you show to our children and young people in Wales.

kw-portrait-1In particular, I understand that the scale of reform is significant, and am grateful this summer term for your engagement in providing feedback on the draft Curriculum for Wales.

I have also been across the country to meet with current and future teachers, head teachers, classroom support staff, school governors, parents/carers, the business community and children and young people to get their feedback. Your feedback will now be used to refine the draft Curriculum for Wales, which will be ready for publication in January 2020.

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Here’s a list of our blog posts since December, organised in groups.

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Blog image cfw - In one PlaceIn the absence of an index we hope you find this latest list useful for finding items you might want to read or view.



New curriculum and assessment arrangements


Inside View: the new curriculum at Crownbridge School

Inside View: the new curriculum at Jubilee Park Primary School

New Podcast: When the Heads met the Minister

Inside View – the new curriculum at Olchfa School

The Money Advice Service says ‘Yes’

Our journey to creating the Assessment proposals – and why your feedback is important

Graham Donaldson: my views on progress and next steps for the new curriculum

Jubilee Park Primary School – how we’re realising our new curriculum

So that everyone has their say 

It’s here! Now it’s time to engage.

Assessment and the new curriculum

Thank you. Now let’s take this forward (Minister’s statement with timeline).

Revealed: the draft ‘What Matters’ for Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLEs) in the new curriculum

New website explains education changes to parents

Understanding bilingualism in education: a seed for bilingual teaching success

Another Milestone for our new Curriculum – Consultation on ‘the Legals’

What Really Does Matter

Professional learning


New podcast! How the new professional learning approach supports the new curriculum

Developing Schools as Learning Organisations – working together to produce an animation




Generating tomorrow’s qualifications


And two previous catch-alls


Here’s a list of our blog posts since July (2018), organised in groups.

Here’s a list of our blog posts since March (2018) , organised in groups

Inside View – the new curriculum at Crownbridge School

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Crownbridge is a special day school which educates children and young people with severe learning difficulties in the 2 – 19 age range. In experimenting with the new curriculum they are finding new synergies and new opportunities, as explained below by the Head, Deputy Heads and teachers.

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Inside View: The new curriculum at Jubilee Park Primary School

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Jubilee Park Primary School is forging ahead with the new curriculum. New approaches are being tested, everybody is getting involved, and the insights from pupils, teachers, the Head and parents are inspiring.

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The pupils:

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The Money Advice Service says ‘yes’

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A new short film from the Money Advice Service is celebrating the inclusion of financial literacy in the new curriculum.

The Money Advice Service contributed research evidence to curriculum development pioneers and is delighted to see Welsh government including financial education in the curriculum.

(On 1 January 2019, the Money Advice Service became part of the Money and Pensions Service.)