ASCL Cymru comment on support to boost roll out of Curriculum for Wales


Eithne Hughes, Director of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru, responds to the announcement of support from the Welsh government to help teachers and schools deliver the new curriculum.


“Additional support for schools is always welcome and it’s positive that the Cabinet Secretary is listening and responding to the concerns of the profession. However, we really need to see more detail of the support that is going to be available before we can ascertain whether it will be sufficient. It also needs to be backed with appropriate financial support, as many schools currently face having to make cuts to staffing and their curriculum offer.

“A delivery model is all well and good, but it relies fundamentally on there being a highly trained workforce in place who have the time and resources to implement it. Schools need to be funded appropriately to ensure they have the staff they need to manage change of this scale.”