What are the four purposes of education Wales?
The four purposes are that all children and young people will be: Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives. Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work. Ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.
How does the Welsh education system work?
Welsh is taught as part of the curriculum in all schools up to the age of 16; however, it is not compulsory for pupils to take Welsh at GCSE. English-medium schools teach children in English but will teach some lessons in Welsh. In 1999, Welsh as a second language became compulsory for all children up to Key Stage 4.
What is the Welsh in education strategic plan?
The aim is to facilitate an increase in the number of people of all ages able to use the Welsh language with their families, in their communities and in the workplace. Carmarthenshire’s WESP is a key vehicle for creating an improved planning system for Welsh-medium education.
What is the Welsh equivalent of the DFE?
Department for Education and Skills (Wales) The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) (Welsh: Yr Adran Addysg a Sgiliau) is a department of the Welsh Government.
What is the purpose of education Wales?
The aim of all of our reforms and of our education system is to enable all children and young people in Wales to become: ambitious, capable learners. enterprising, creative contributors. ethical, informed citizens.
Why is the Welsh curriculum changing?
The new curriculum has been developed to ensure that our children and young people in Wales have the best opportunity and support in life to ensure that they are all able to thrive for the future of Wales.
Who is responsible for education in Wales?
The current officeholder is Jeremy Miles. The Department is responsible for education, training and children’s services in Wales under powers devolved from the Department for Children, Schools and Families of the UK government under Schedule 5 of the Government of Wales Act 2006.
Does the education Act apply to Wales?
The Education Act 1996 is the basis of the education system. It imposes a range of duties on local authorities (LAs) – the administrative areas responsible for providing statutory education – in England and Wales.
What are the six areas of learning in Wales?
And of course it features the Six Areas of Learning and Experience (Areas), which are: Expressive Arts; Health and Well-being; Humanities; Languages, Literacy and Communication; Mathematics and Numeracy; Science and Technology.
Why did the Welsh Government hold the great debate?
Launched in March of this year, the Welsh Government initiated the Great Debate in order to provide a forum for discussion. Those with an interest in education, including parents, teachers, school leaders, businesses and the broader community, were all invited to contribute their thoughts and ideas.
When will the new Welsh curriculum be used in Wales?
Following a feedback period which ended in July 2019, the refined version will be available in January 2020, which will be used throughout Wales from 2022. A review and recommendations on including Welsh history and perspective in school education.
What is a Welsh in education strategic plan?
The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 introduced a requirement for local authorities to prepare Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPs) setting out how they will improve the planning of education through the medium of Welsh including for learners with additional learning needs (ALN).
What has ‘made in Wales’ meant for Education?
More recently, this ‘made in Wales’ approach to education has led to a Welsh qualifications system, a lengthy and wide-ranging reform of the Special Education Needs system, and the far-reaching work underway to introduce a new Curriculum for Wales.
What has the OECD done for education in Wales?
The OECD was called in to help identify solutions. Its reports in 2014 and 2017 informed the Welsh Government’s education action plans, Qualified for Life and Education in Wales: Our National Mission 2017-2021 respectively.