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.)


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

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Blog - Dilwyn for Assesment item (2)‘All change is hard at the start, messy in the middle and beautiful at the end.’ (Anonymous, or I may have made this up).

This quote accurately reflects the experience of working in the assessment group which had the job of designing assessment proposals that fulfil the ambitions set out in Successful Futures.

Our approach involved high level professional debate and had opportunities for all stakeholders to share their views through meaningful engagement with input from experts in their field. The centrality of the learner and emphasis on the four purposes were consistently in the forefront of our thinking. Continue reading

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

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Jubilee Park CK Learning JournalIn September we wrote our first blog post, ‘Developing our Thrive Curriculum at Jubilee Park Primary School’ to share the start of our curriculum journey. This post describes how we have moved on to planning and trialling our approach to the new curriculum.

We began by considering feedback from pupils, parents, governors and colleagues and using documentation from the Curriculum for Wales reform process, which we used to continue to research, develop and design our Thrive Curriculum. We were not part of the Pioneer process but have spent the last eighteen months trialling new ways of designing and planning and are very excited by the opportunities that lie ahead. Continue reading

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