So that everyone has their say

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Blog - EAS engagement event

Events and activities across Wales over the next few months will give all interested parties the chance to explore the draft curriculum for Wales 2022 and offer feedback.

Practitioners will have access to briefings organised by their regional consortium where the curriculum will be explained. The programme kicked off with a full week’s events in the South East Wales EAS consortium region that over 800 people attended. See the full programme below. Continue reading

It’s here! Now it’s time to engage

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The new ‘draft curriculum for Wales 2022’ is now yours to explore.

Published on Hwb, the enhanced channel for teaching and learning in Wales, the online curriculum framework is available for feedback until 19th July.

Engagement events are arranged across Wales in the coming months to give practitioners the opportunity to review and discuss. Continue reading

Assessment and the new curriculum

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Assessment image - infographic EnglishAssessment proposals will be part of the draft Curriculum for Wales 2022, to be published on 30 April 2019. As the new curriculum is built on progression, supporting learner progression is at the heart of the proposals.

Progression and the Curriculum for Wales 2022

‘Successful Futures’ recommended a change from the current phases and key stages to a continuum of learning from 3 – 16 years old. The new continuum has progression steps, reference points that relate broadly to expectations at 5, 8, 11, 14 and 16 years of age. These progression steps are set out as a series of achievement outcomes, which are broad expectations of learning over two to three-year periods. Continue reading

Generating tomorrow’s qualifications

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Quals Wales Emyr_George 2 - blogThe students sitting their exams this summer are part of Generation Z. Born at the turn of the century, for them the interconnected global world is the norm. Less than 10 years from now, it’ll be the turn of Generation Alpha – the children of Millennials.

What skills and knowledge will they need to be ready for their future? And in what ways will they need to be able to show what they’ve learned and what they’re capable of?

The new Curriculum for Wales is an important shift in education, and that’s why we’re already looking at what it means for 14-16 year olds in the future. In other words, the exams they’ll be sitting from 2027 onwards. Continue reading

Thank you. Now let’s take this forward.

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kw-portrait-1As we approach an exciting milestone in the creation of our new curriculum for Wales, I want to thank all those who have played a part in creating it.

Practitioners across Wales have been committed to this pioneering work for some three years. They have engaged with the latest international thinking and have had their outputs challenged by external experts; they have debated, and tested latest thinking with their colleagues.

On April 30th we will publish the result for feedback – the draft curriculum for Wales 2022. I encourage all practitioners to review it, consider it, and provide feedback before the closing date of 19th July. The graphic (below) sets out the timeline for this and next steps.

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

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NAPL IMG_1218 April 2019.JPGSchools are already applying the new National Approach to Professional Learning to help them prepare for the new curriculum.

In this podcast, Mike Bubbins speaks to teachers from St Julian’s school in Newport to find out what they’ve been doing and how it’s working. He also asks a consortium representative to explain how the approach is supported by the regions.

Listen to the podcast on our channel through your chosen platform below: Continue reading

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

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Preparing for the new curriculum ENGThe latest draft ‘What Matters’ are now available, as part of short presentations.

‘What Matters’ will be key to school-level curriculum development. They comprise headlines and rationales , which used together will inform the knowledge, skills and experiences to be provided for pupils. They provide the crucial link to the four purposes and are the basis on which progression has been built. Continue reading