Celebrating the Welsh Dimension – Our Heritage

This is the second post looking at developing the Welsh dimension as part of the new curriculum in Wales. This is a collection of links that will hopefully inspire your own research and by remembering the importance of your local area. Our Celtic Heritage: https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/default.asp?PID=261 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/waleshistory/2011/01/the_celts.html https://s/2007-05-04/Who-were-the-Celts/ The Princes of Wales during the Middle Ages:…

Celebrating the Welsh Dimension

During the past week I have had many conversations regarding the Welsh dimension that will be a major feature of our new curriculum in Wales. A common theme that arose was the lack of knowledge regarding the amazing innovation, creativity and technology that exists within our country. Sporting prowess was understood more and acknowledged however…

School as a learning organisation and bilingualism.

As a model, I believe it is possible to promote and develop bilingualism in an English-medium setting by using Schools as a learning organisation. To begin, a focus must be made on a vision. The four purposes of the curriculum in Wales will naturally be at the heart of every vision however as part of…

Estyn report 2017-18. The Primary Sector.

The infographic provided in the Estyn report provides an excellent spot check for the journey towards curriculum reform. In many ways it could act as a moment of self evaluation or an opportunity to reflect on your journey so far. – RJC7 Standards: Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills: In weaker schools, the rate of pupils’…

Estyn annual report 2017-18 Key messages for developing Welsh Language:

Here are the key messages for schools and the Welsh language. The key features are; Progression Transition Planning for language development Developing oracy with a focus on Welsh speakers. Welsh in the Primary Sector: In English-medium schools, most foundation phase pupils make appropriateprogress in developing their Welsh speaking skills. They use simple words to count…

Vision at the heart of a School as a Learning Organisation

I recently attended a conference with Welsh Government where the OECD produced a report, ‘Developing Schools as Learning Organisations in Wales’. The document is definitely worth a read and what I’m about to write is a response to one of the recommendations. DEVELOPING A SHARED VISION: I was shocked to discover the findings of the…