The Great Divide

When does responsibility for education begin and end? And whose job is it to educate our youngest children? Here, Natalie MacDonald looks to answer the questions that are often swept under the carpet…   One of the questions that has been forefront in my mind recently is where education should begin. Current and proposed policy…

Wales Education Commission – Third report to the education community

Raising the profile of teaching has been highlighted as crucial to supporting recruitment and retention in Wales, in a new report by a guiding coalition of international experts. In its third report to the education community, the Wales Education Commission considered making teaching more attractive to graduates and school leavers essential. The Commission, which brings together educational thinkers…

A step forward for new national curriculum

A major research project informing a crucial aspect of Wales’ curriculum reform has presented its first findings. Developed in partnership by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and the University of Glasgow, the CAMAU project seeks to develop a shared understanding of ‘progression’ in the context of Successful Futures. Professor Graham Donaldson’s wideranging…