This is an exciting time for the young people of Wales. A new Curriculum for Wales is coming that will enthuse learners from 3 to 16, giving them the foundations they need to succeed in a changing world.
A new curriculum for Wales will be developed with education professionals across Wales with the aim of it being available to settings and schools by September 2021.
Schools will have some flexibility in determining how and when they begin first teaching of the new curriculum. Our ambition is that by 2021 settings and schools will be using the new curriculum to underpin teaching and learning for children and young people aged 3-16. A New Deal for the Education Workforce will equip education professionals to deliver the new curriculum.
The 4 purposes will be at the heart of our new curriculum. They will be the starting point for all decisions on the content and experiences developed as part of the curriculum to support our children and young people to be:
The new curriculum will include:
The curriculum will be organised into 6 Areas of Learning and Experience:
Below we set out the high level key milestones:
2015 - 2016: Pioneer Network established
2015 - 2021: Design and development phase of the new curriculum
July 2016: All New Deal Pioneer Schools will have developed their individual action plans
September 2016: Digital Competence Framework available
2017 - 2021: Practical support to schools to prepare for the new curriculum
July 2021: Nationally, a consistent professional learning offer will be available to all practitioners across Wales
September 2021: New curriculum and assessment arrangements available
September 2022: New curriculum and assessment arrangements in place