Today Kirsty Williams - Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister - has published details of the draft curriculum for Wales, which has been designed by teachers and shaped by experts from Wales and around the world.
It represents a major landmark in Wales’ curriculum reform that will move away from a narrow, outdated curriculum and towards one that gives teachers more freedom and prepares pupils for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
People are being encouraged to have their say on the draft and a consultation is running until 19th July.
Jane Dodds, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:
“Teachers have been at the heart of the curriculum’s development, and the reforms seek to empower them to deliver the very best for our pupils.
“The Welsh Liberal Democrats recognise that teachers need to be supported through the process. That’s why it’s so important that the new National Approach to Professional Learning has been underpinned by the single biggest investment in support for teachers in the history of the Welsh Government.”
Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, commented:
“This is a big step for Welsh education, replacing an outdated, prescriptive curriculum with one that will prepare our pupils for the future.
“I want to thank the teachers and experts who’ve been involved in its development, and I will continue to work alongside the profession to ensure it is implemented effectively.
“These are important reforms which are a key part of our national mission to raise standards, reduce the attainment gap, and deliver an education system that is a source of national pride.”