Eithne Hughes, Director of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru comments on the publication of the revised Curriculum for Wales guidance.
Commenting on the publication of the revised Curriculum for Wales guidance, Eithne Hughes, Director of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru, said:
“School leaders across Wales are excited and enthusiastic about the new curriculum and we welcome this latest phase in its development. A curriculum made in Wales for Wales is a vital step in making our education system among the best in the world.
“But the current state of school funding in Wales does not match this aspiration. The £15m committed to support teachers as they prepare for its implementation is welcome but it does not address the serious and ongoing general shortfall in school budgets. This is not just a matter of a lack of sufficient funding from Westminster – though this is certainly a major issue – but also the fact that not enough of the funding Wales does receive actually gets to the front line in our schools.
“The curriculum for Wales deserves the fair wind of an education system which is sufficiently funded rather than one which is struggling to make ends meet.”