ASCL Cymru comment on draft curriculum for Wales

30 April 2019

Commenting on the publication of the new draft curriculum for Wales, Tim Pratt, Director of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru, said:

ASCL Cymru welcomes the publication of the draft of the new curriculum for Wales. We support the commitment of the Welsh Government to developing an approach to learning that is both creative and innovative, and also looking to the future needs of Wales. We are sure that the new curriculum will deliver a better educational experience for all our young people and give a more rounded preparation for their adult life.

“We are, however, concerned that the funding for this exciting development is insufficient. Whilst the headline figure of £44 million seems significant, when it is divided down it equates to about £28,000 per school or £650 for each teacher and learning support worker. Given the size and complexity of these changes and the current funding crisis in schools, there needs to be a greater level of resource allocated to ensure this project can be delivered successfully.