Morning, Friday, 7th December 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely conference focuses on next steps for the teaching workforce in Wales ahead of the release of the new curriculum in April 2019.
Delegates will also discuss early indications of the impact of new professional standards for teachers, due to come into force in September - particularly on the way teachers are using new freedoms to tailor classes to the needs of their pupils.
With the seminar taking place amid changes to the regulatory environment - as a new self-evaluation framework is being developed and with the Welsh Government considering an independent review of Estyn’s role, including whether to pause inspections for a year - the seminar will also be an opportunity to assess what these changes mean for teachers, pupils and the implementation of the new curriculum.
Further sessions will look at the Workforce Development Plan and the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Advisory Board report, both expected to be released in the Autumn, and the UK Government’s recent announcement of an increase in teachers’ pay, which will take effect before the upcoming devolution of teachers’ pay and conditions in the new year.
We also expect discussion on recruitment, workloads, teacher mental health and well-being, and Welsh language provision, as well as ensuring the long term supply of teachers for Wales.