‘Clear appetite for fundamental curriculum change’ in Wales

The man behind the new proposals for the national curriculum for Wales has said he found “a clear appetite for fundamental change” among the teaching profession.

Professor Graham Donaldson made the comment in a guest blog for the newly launched Education Workforce Council (EWC), which this month replaced the General Teaching Council for Wales.

The EWC will now be the independent regulator in Wales for teachers in maintained schools, further education teachers, and learning support staff.

Prof Donaldson wrote that when he reviewed the curriculum and assessment arrangements he found “a clear appetite for fundamental change” to create the conditions for schools to focus more directly on teaching and learning.

He added: “The review also considered the extent to which the curriculum was well placed to meet the needs and pressures arising from far-reaching changes in society and the economy. 

Register now, read forever

Thank you for visiting SecEd and reading some of our content for professionals in secondary education. Register now for free to get unlimited access to all content.

What's included:

  • Unlimited access to news, best practice articles and podcast

  • New content and e-bulletins delivered straight to your inbox every Monday and Thursday


Already have an account? Sign in here