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Updates to the Curriculum for Wales Guidance – and Hwb resources page

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The Curriculum for Wales Guidance has been updated. The changes are mainly additions or amendments to existing sections.

Future updates will be made each January, so practitioners can be sure that it is completely up to date all year. January has been chosen to fit best with curriculum planning cycles in schools and settings.

This year’s updates include:

  • A revised ‘Journey to Curriculum roll-out’ section to reflect that the curriculum is now being implemented
  • Some clarifying narrative on Welsh histories in the Humanities Area
  • Corrections to some definitions and hyperlinks
  • More clarity through minor amendments to narrative – in response to feedback

The ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of each page will reveal whether a change has been made.

Alongside this, a new Hwb Resources and Supporting Materials page has been published to make resources specific to the Curriculum for Wales easier to find. A project to review all Hwb resources to align them with the curriculum and identify resource gaps is also underway, as featured in this previous blog post. Practitioners are warmly invited to take part in the resources review work, with training, support and compensation provided to schools of those that do. Contact the team at:

New and updated case studies to support the National Resource: Evaluation and Improvement (NR:EI)

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Sixteen new case studies developed by schools that helped create the National Resource: Evaluation and Improvement have now been published on Hwb.

They’re there to show how the prompts in the Resource can be usefully applied to self-evaluation and improvement, with practical examples of approach and outcomes.

All the previous case studies have also been updated, showing the effect the approaches applied have had on school improvement.

Aligning Hwb resources with Curriculum for Wales – can you help?

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Resources on Hwb are currently being reviewed to align with our new Curriculum and make them easier to find. It’s a huge task that will run until all 5,000 plus resources are reviewed, and practitioners are invited to help.

A new Resources landing page has been designed to host the resources and support materials, which are being organised to fit each Area of the Curriculum.

Practitioners and Welsh Government staff  are well underway with the review work, using the resources guide as their reference point, but more practitioners are invited to get involved. You will use your knowledge and expertise to assess resources, and at the same time get a real sense of what’s available.

Training sessions will be provided, setting out the approach, modelling the process with real resources, and demonstrating supporting tools.

Supply cover funding at £250 pro rata per day will be provided to your school or setting if you are able to help with this important work.

With agreement from your headteacher, please do email the review team at , including information under the headings listed below.  





Welsh/English medium

Area of input/interest – Expressive Arts, Health and Well-being, Humanities, Languages, Literacy and Communication, Mathematics and Numeracy, Science and Technology, Foundation learning [please include details of other specific curriculum aspects you may hold expertise in – eg RSE, literacy, numeracy, digital, outdoor learning, etc].

In April this year, ‘Adnodd’, a new resources company, will be formed to enable learners, practitioners and parents/carers in Wales access to high quality educational resources and supporting materials in both Welsh and English, to support the teaching of the Curriculum and its qualifications.   It will enable the production of resources through strategic and coordinated working with practitioners, publishers and developers to create high quality resources for schools and learners.