29 April 2019
A confident curriculum, says teaching union
In response to the publication on 30 April of the new draft curriculum for Wales, Dilwyn Roberts-Young, General Secretary of UCAC teaching union said “Without doubt, today is an exciting day. For the first time, the work of hundreds of teachers and experts in developing the new curriculum will see the light of day. Thousands of teachers, other education professionals, parents and employers will now have the opportunity to express their opinion and influence the framework that will form the basis of our children’s education from 2022 onwards.
“UCAC is proud of the fact that we will have a curriculum that is specific to Wales; a curriculum that puts knowledge, skills and experiences firmly in a Welsh and international context. This is a development that signals confidence, and that shows the world our vision and our interpretation, here in Wales, of ‘education’ in the twenty-first century.
“As a union, we’ll be encouraging members to respond to the consultation, to express their opinions, and to take the opportunity to influence the new curriculum. From today onwards, the curriculum is everybody’s shared property.
“In the meantime, UCAC will continue to discuss specific matters with the Minister and her officials, such as sufficient time for teachers to retrain and adapt to the ground-breaking changes that are ahead, as well as the funding required to successfully implement such a project.”
- UCAC is Wales’s own education union. It represents teachers, headteachers and lecturers in all education sectors across Wales
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