We are excited to announce the release of the resources from the Camau i’r Dyfodol Phase 2 project. These resources have been developed to support the ongoing realisation of Curriculum for Wales, in particular to provide practical support for developing progression and assessment arrangements.
The resources are based on the work of a co-construction group that brought together 67 education professionals from across the system. The group met over a 7-month period to think through some of the opportunities and challenges involved in realising Curriculum for Wales.
One of the key findings from the co-construction process was that Curriculum for Wales is being approached in different ways across Wales, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to its realisation. Reflecting this, the new resources can be used in all contexts.
The resources have been designed to be flexible and adaptable, so that they can be used in a variety of contexts. They are also designed to be user-friendly and accessible to practitioners at all levels.
The resources are divided into three parts:
- Understanding a purpose-led curriculum – which explores the key ideas behind a purpose-led curriculum and how it differs from other approaches
- Assessment and progression in a purpose-led curriculum which considers the role of assessment and progression in a purpose-led curriculum.
- Curriculum realisation: from national to local contexts: This part explores how Curriculum for Wales can be realised in local contexts.
A new area on Hwb contains a variety of tools and resources, including videos, research summaries, quick guides, and practical materials developed by practitioners, leaders, and wider partners. These tools are designed to help practitioners engage with the resources – individually, across their school or cluster, or working with School Improvement Services – and support their thinking about progression in Curriculum for Wales.
We have already started working on Phase 3 of Camau i’r Dyfodol, where our main objective is to gain a deeper understanding of how schools and settings implement the curriculum by actively collaborating with you in local contexts. We hope to gain valuable insights and examples of approaches that will help the whole system to further improve practical understandings of the curriculum and progression.
The Camau i’r Dyfodol team.