Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language
The Welsh Government established Adnodd as one-stop shop for resources for education practitioners in Wales. It will commission resources to support Curriculum for Wales and new qualifications, published simultaneously in Welsh and English.
Adnodd became operational on 1st April 2023, and since then has been consulting practitioners, learners and other key stakeholders to develop an effective model for commissioning and quality assuring resources.
Alongside this, Adnodd has been working to build the necessary connections, systems and foundations for the Company to operate efficiently.
Following a transparent and competitive recruitment exercise, I am pleased to announce Emyr George has been appointed as Adnodd’s Chief Executive Officer. Emyr’s background and experience, particularly within Qualifications Wales, will be critical in putting Adnodd’s vision into action, working in partnership with stakeholders.
I am confident Emyr will provide strong advocacy for the provision of purposeful, high quality and timely educational teaching and learning materials - this is a critical element in ensuring the credibility of the curriculum, and in securing the necessary commitment from practitioners to realise it. Curriculum for Wales is innovative, ambitious and challenging and therefore demands a radically different and equally ambitious approach to the development of resources and supporting materials as it is embedded over the years ahead.
I look forward to working with Emyr when he takes up his post early January 2024.