Curriculum for wales - A Curriculum for life

A Curriculum Pioneer School!

Cadoxton Primary School prides itself on being a progressive and innovative school. We are proud to have been selected by Welsh Government to be a part of the Pioneer Schools Network, a group of 120 schools drawn from rural and urban locations across Wales, responsible for the design and development of the new curriculum.  These schools are a mix of English-medium, Welsh-medium, primary, secondary, special and faith schools and our work is supporting schools to prepare for the implementation of the new curriculum.

What is changing?

The biggest change is a new curriculum for schools and funded non-maintained settings in Wales from September 2022. It will affect all schools other than independent schools. The curriculum has been made in Wales but shaped by the best ideas from around the world.

There will also be changes to improve how we assess children and young people in education, support children with additional learning needs and teacher and practitioner training and accountability. These improvements will complement the new curriculum.

When will it happen?

The new curriculum will be taught in all schools and funded non-maintained settings up to Year 7 from September 2022. It will then roll out year by year until it includes Year 11 by 2026.

Schools will first see the final version of the curriculum in 2020, giving them time to prepare. School leaders and teachers will receive support and training to prepare them between now and 2022. 

New pupil assessment arrangements will be introduced alongside the new curriculum. These will help learners and parents understand how they are performing and what they need to do next.

We are currently making improvements to the way we support children with additional learning needs. Next we’ll place more focus on physical and mental well-being so all children are ready to learn at school and cope with the demands of life.

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