Education is changing
Our reforms and new curriculum will support young people to develop the skills they need to make the most of life.
What is changing?
There will be a new curriculum, made in Wales by teachers, partners, practitioners, and businesses and shaped by the best ideas from around the world.
Assessment will be part of your child’s learning every day and they’ll work with their teachers to understand how well they’re doing.
There will also be new ways of training and supporting staff and help for schools to improve.
These changes will all complement the new curriculum.
Why must we make these changes?
The national curriculum was first introduced in 1988 before on-line shopping, Google and the Cloud. Now, the world of work is different, technology is different, society is constantly changing.
The curriculum must prepare young people to develop higher standards of literacy and numeracy, to become more digitally and bilingually competent, and to be confident, capable and compassionate citizens – citizens of Wales and citizens of the world.
When will it happen?
Here’s when the new curriculum will be taught:
- September 2022 – Up to year 6 and some of year 7
- September 2023 – Year 7 and 8
The curriculum will then roll out year by year until it includes year 11 by 2026 .
A guide to the new Curriculum for Wales
These guides explain the new curriculum in a straightforward way.
Schools will progress with designing their curriculum based on the suite of Curriculum Guidance
What could this look like in schools?
The teachers, pupils and parents of Ysgol Bro Edern tell us about their experiences of developing the curriculum in their school.
What do School Governors think?
A Parent Governor, pupils and parents talk about the changes at Pembroke Dock Community School.