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Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill

Purpose of the consultation

The Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill (‘the Bill’).


The purpose of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill is to establish a new and reformed legislative framework to support the implementation of new curriculum and assessment arrangements in Wales.


Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.


A summary of the Bill is available and also a glossary which lists key words in the Bill.


Terms of reference

To consider:

  • the general principles of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill and whether there is a need for legislation to deliver the Bill’s stated policy objectives;
  • any potential barriers to the implementation of the provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them;
  • any potential implications of implementing the Bill’s provisions while relevant sectors deal with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic;
  • whether there are any unintended consequences arising from the Bill;
  • the financial implications of the Bill (as set out in Part 2 of the Explanatory Memorandum); and
  • the appropriateness of the powers in the Bill for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation (as set out in Part 1: Chapter 5 of the Explanatory Memorandum).


Given the volume of information we expect to receive, and the set timetable in which we are expected to report, we request that you submit all information via an online portal. This will help us ensure that all views are given sufficient consideration. If you have any questions about the portal, please contact the Committee Clerk:


The deadline for submissions is 17.00 on Tuesday 29 September 2020. Please note that it will not be possible to consider responses received after this date. Follow this link to respond to the consultation.


A child-friendly version of this call for views closed on 20 September 2020.


Evidence submitted in response to this consultation is listed below. Any responses submitted that has not been completed or spoiled are marked as invalid.


Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Children, Young People and Education Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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