‘Successful Futures’ recommended that independent evaluation of the approach to developing the new curriculum for Wales should be conducted. This has now begun, and is initially focusing on the change structure.
Mobile connectivity means that I am able to work anywhere. For this blog I am in my car, in a layby, on the A467 near Duffryn Park, Blaenau Gwent. The weather is unseasonably warm and I have just had the pleasure of visiting a local primary school to gather all-important feedback.
This has become a common occurrence since taking post as 21st Century Learning strategic lead for the Education Achievement Service (EAS).
The first major curriculum reform in 20 years is underway in Wales. The curriculum will be new, assessment will evolve, and the way this is happening is very different to before.
It’s a lot to take on, even if it is taking place over several years. But the challenge has to be met head-on if we’re to prepare pupils best for their futures in life and work.
By Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education,
Michael Gove, a name I am sure you are familiar with, once famously questioned the merit in following the evidence and listening to “experts”. That is not a view I share. I believe all decisions made by governments must be based on sound evidence.
The best endeavours start with a positive bunch of people who care about what they do, and whose greatest motivation is doing their best for the people they’re doing it for.
That’s why the development of the new curriculum for Wales is going to be a success.