Welsh Government's progress in developing the new Curriculum for Wales

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Committee would welcome written evidence from stakeholders on any of the following areas. Please note there is no need to address each point, only those on which you have something to say:

  • Progress towards producing a draft Curriculum for Wales in time for its publication by the Welsh Government for public feedback in April 2019;
  • The role of Pioneer Schools and any opportunities and challenges in their involvement in curriculum design;
  • The latest position regarding the work of the Working Groups which have been established for each of the six Areas of Learning and Experience (AoLE);
  • The involvement of academic and other external expertise in informing curriculum design;
  • How the ‘What Matters?’ statements, published in December 2017, are evolving into the design of curriculum content in each of the six AoLEs;
  • Progress in defining achievement outcomes at the various progression steps within the new curriculum;
  • How the development of the new Curriculum for Wales is aligning with the development of the new national professional learning offer for teachers;
  • Communication with schools and teachers of the curriculum development work being undertaken and the engagement of all schools (not only Pioneer Schools);
  • Effectiveness of the governance arrangements, role of the Independent Advisory Group and Change Board, and involvement of the Education Reform Strategic Stakeholder Group;
  • The preparedness of schools and teachers for delivering the new curriculum and to what extent the concepts of Professor Donaldson’s Successful Futures review are being tested and carried out already;
  • The role of the Curriculum and Assessment Group in ensuring the development of the curriculum is on track and the outcome of its ‘checkpoint’ meeting of 13-14 November 2018 to review progress;
  • Progress in developing new assessment arrangements;
  • The steps being taken to ensure that the new Curriculum for Wales complements other Welsh Government priorities, including (but not restricted to) Cymraeg 2050;
  • Any other issue stakeholders wish to draw to the Committee’s attention.

The Committee would be grateful to receive stakeholders’ evidence by 17:00, Friday 07 December 2018.


Providing Written Evidence

The Welsh Parliament has two official languages, Welsh and English.

In line with the Welsh Parliament’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Welsh Parliament’s proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Welsh Parliament’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.


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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