National Updates - July 2023

School uniform exchange and recycling schemes
The new school uniform guidance (May 2023) states that schools should ensure that arrangements are in place so that second-hand school uniforms are available for parents and carers to acquire. Uniform recycling and exchange schemes can vary. Here is a link to some different types of schemes schools could choose to operate.

Curriculum for Wales: annual report 2023
An annual report that sets out the progress and achievements of Curriculum for Wales to date, with priorities for the year from September 2023, has been published by Welsh Government. The wide-ranging report considers key aspects of curriculum implementation, and is published alongside a plan to undertake a rigorous and transparent evaluation of the curriculum and assessment reforms over time and the extent to which they are having the desired impact for all learners.

A whole-school approach to oracy and reading: Toolkit to support high standards of oracy and reading in schools and settings
Information, evidence and resources to support schools and settings develop and embed their own whole-school approach to oracy and reading.


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