Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for curriculum reform in Wales

Morning, Wednesday, 25th October 2017

Central Cardiff

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’s planning for its implementation in schools from September 2018.


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.


Sessions will also consider issues of leadership and direction in the formulation of the curriculum, 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

Chair

Rhianon Passmore AM

Member, Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People

Speakers

Rob Williams

Director of Policy, NAHT Cymru

Ruth Thackray

Senior Challenge and Support Adviser, GwE

Gareth Evans

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

Glynis Frater

Director of Education, Learning and Coaching, Learning Cultures

Damon McGarvie

Headteacher, Pennar Primary School, Pembrokeshire

Jackie Parker

Headteacher, Crickhowell High School, Powys

Simon Pridham

Education and Performance Director, Aspire2Be