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.
The Digital Competence Framework is celebrating the end of the first school year since its release. Since its publication, schools across Wales have embraced the Framework, explored the skills and looked forward to a digital future. Feedback from schools has been tremendously important and the Digital Pioneers have taken on board comments and suggestions from schools in all areas and settings across Wales.