Curriculum reform in Wales

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Motion #49

THAT Conference notes a new curriculum for Wales is being developed with education professionals across Wales with the aim of it being available to schools by September 2018 and implemented from 2021.

Conference agrees it is of vital importance to our members in Wales, and to the young people in our schools and colleges, that we have a curriculum fit for the future.

Therefore, Conference calls upon the Executive Committee to seek firm assurances that:

(i) Welsh Government does not abandon, or radically alter, the path of reform that has been started upon

(ii) more support is provided to all schools, not just pioneer schools, to help with new curriculum design

(iii) greater clarity is provided to the education workforce about how the reforms will be implemented and how ITE, assessment and accountability systems will be aligned with the new curriculum

(iv) early consideration is given to how the curriculum will support the performance measures and qualifications delivered at KS4

(v) additional INSET days are provided from 2018-21 to ensure that all staff receive the training and CPD required.