The report’s recommendations are radical and wide-ranging and aim to provide a vision for what a successful young person leaving statutory education should look like. They provide us with the opportunity to build a new curriculum for Wales built in the 21st Century for the 21st Century and beyond. Professor Donaldson has identified very real strengths in Wales, including the Foundation Phase and the commitment to the Welsh language and culture on which we can build. His report also identifies the shortcomings of the current curriculum arrangements and has made a series of recommendations to address these and improve how children in Welsh schools are taught and assessed.
The Minister has talked of the critical role that people across Wales have to play in engaging with and debating education in our schools and settings following the publication of this report. Further information on how you can get involved will be made available over the coming weeks.