National updates - September 2023

Welsh Government – Review of the Pupil Development Grant (PDG): final report. A review of the success of PDG funding in reducing the impact of poverty on educational attainment.

Curriculum for Wales evaluation plan. Welsh Government’s approach to the evaluation of the curriculum and assessment reforms.

Special Schools – Acute respiratory infections including COVID-19: guidance for special educational schools. How to manage respiratory infections and cases of COVID-19 in special educational settings.

Public Health Wales – Information and Guidance on Vaping for Secondary-aged learners in Wales

Have your say on what’s happening in education

Curriculum for Wales: continuing the journey.

Consulting on:
– proposed updates to a section of Curriculum for Wales guidance intended to support schools (including pupil referral units (PRUs) and those responsible for the provision of education other than at school (EOTAS) in other settings) with the practical steps of designing, implementing and maintaining the ongoing review of their curriculum
– proposed revisions to this section to make it significantly shorter, more focussed and user-friendly for practitioners
– guidance on publishing a curriculum summary
– the intention that this updated version, Continuing the journey, will form part of statutory guidance.

Submit your comments by 13 November 2023


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