1. ITV Report

Plans to change how Welsh children are taught outlined in new curriculum

Plans to how our children are taught have been outlined in a new curriculum.

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It's the first overhaul of the syllabus in over thirty years and aims to give schools the opportunity to design their own curriculum.

The changes will be introduced in 2022 for all pupils currently in year three or below.

The new curriculum follows last year's consultation on the complete reform and fifteen million pounds has been earmarked to help teachers implement the changes

The Welsh government's key areas in the new curriculum. Credit: ITV Wales

The new curriculum would see six so called 'areas of learning and experience' introduced, underpinned by three core skills: literacy, numeracy and digital competency.

This is a huge landmark for Welsh education - I am proud that we are leading the way on education reform and focusing on the knowledge and skills our young people need to become rounded citizens of Wales and the world.

Schools should not rush into trying to plan for this, now is the time for every practitioner across Wales to look at what has been published.

Schools should take space and time to understand the model of the curriculum, engage with the materials and literature and start to discuss how their vision and values will eventually help shape their curriculum.

The next step in our reform journey is prepare the profession to make it real in every classroom and for every learner in Wales.

– Kirsty Williams AM, Education Minister