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Head’s Blog 31st January 2020

On Tuesday, the final version of the new Curriculum for Wales was published.  This follows a long process of consultation and design which has resulted in a radically different and exciting approach to learning and teaching for all pupils from the age of 3-16.

As mentioned in my blog post last week, we have already started the journey towards implementing the Curriculum for Wales by redesigning our curriculum structure and restructuring the learning teams within school.  Whilst important, these are the first preparatory stages with the really exciting work yet to come.

From here on in, we are preparing learning and teaching which, in brief, will be focussed on the six areas of learning experience, underpinned by the 4 core purposes and where assessment will be built in to the curriculum and, as such  is part of the everyday learning experience.  More information can be found by reading the following leaflet which has been published by the Welsh Government.

Curriculum for Wales

The Curriculum for Wales really does offer us at Brynteg am incredibly exciting opportunity and one which has probably come just at the right time for our school.  As you are aware, we have the solid platform of extremely good results, as well as success in many other areas (such as sport, expressive arts and so on) on which to build.  What we do know is that the curriculum we are currently delivering does not offer our pupils the opportunities they need as 21st century learners.  We know we have the skills and expertise at Brynteg to be able to design and deliver a truly inspirational curriculum for all of our pupils and this is a challenge which we are all looking forward to.

Our photo of the week shows one of our amazing A Level Textiles students with her design.  Their project has focussed on sustainability and this and many more examples of their outstanding work will be on display at the fashion show at the Sue Ryder store in Bridgend today (Friday) at 1pm.

Best wishes