Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for curriculum reform in Wales

Morning, Wednesday, 25th October 2017

Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DN

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



As a new curriculum in Wales is developed with involvement from a range of bodies, this timely conference will bring parties together to discuss objectives and priorities for its successful co-construction - with the Welsh Government planning for its implementation in schools from September 2018, before a full statutory roll out of the new curriculum in 2022.


Delegates will discuss the reform initiatives and how they might be better aligned; the role of pioneer schools as innovators and developers of curriculum reform, and the policy priorities for turning into reality the vision for curriculum reform in Wales proposed by Professor Graham Donaldson and accepted by the Welsh Government.


Further sessions will consider key issues around leadership and direction in the formulation of the curriculum; challenges for ensuring that the new curriculum is focused, robust and underscored by clarity and organisational cohesion; engagement with those not directly involved in the curriculum reform process; and opportunities for innovation.



Guest of Honour

Professor Graham Donaldson

Chair, Successful Futures Independent Advisory Group and Author, Successful Futures: Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales

Guest of Honour

Professor Graham Donaldson

Chair, Successful Futures Independent Advisory Group and Author, Successful Futures: Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales

Keynote Speaker

Claire Morgan

Strategic Director, Estyn

Chairs

Rhianon Passmore AM

Member, Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People

Neil McEvoy AM

Member, Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People

Speakers

Huw James Powell

Headteacher, Mary Immaculate High School, Cardiff

Julie Addis

Founding Partner, Think Learn Challenge

Rob Williams

Director of Policy, NAHT Cymru

Ruth Thackray

Senior Lead - Curriculum for Wales, GwE

Gareth Evans

Executive Director of Education Policy, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Glynis Frater

Director, Learning Cultures

Jackie Parker

Headteacher, Crickhowell High School, Powys

Will McLean

Chief Officer, Children and Young People, Monmouthshire County Council

Professor David Reynolds

Acting Head of Education, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

Simon Pridham

Education and Performance Director, Aspire2Be