Policy Forum for Wales

Next steps for curriculum reform in Wales

November 2017

As a new curriculum in Wales is developed with involvement from a range of bodies, this timely conference brought parties together to discuss objectives and priorities for its successful co-construction - with the Welsh Government planning for a staggered roll out of the new curriculum from 2022.

Delegates discussed 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 originally proposed by Professor Graham Donaldson.

Further sessions considered 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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates