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Great Debate on Welsh education

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We want to give everyone the chance to have their say on Professor Donaldson’s recommendations and help us shape the future of Welsh schools.

Following publication of Successful Futures on 25 February 2015, a series of events were held across Wales. The Great Debate on Welsh Education enabled stakeholders to share their thoughts on the recommendations and start to shape Wales’s future curriculum and assessment arrangements.

For those who were unable to attend the Great Debate or view the webinar, the Professor’s speech is now available to view.


We have produced an online toolkit to help you start your debate – in your school, your business, at work, in your community group or at home. Resources include a:

How to use the resources

There are short video clips of Professor Donaldson talking about each of the chapters of his report which will help you understand the recommendations in the report.

If you work in education please use the PowerPoint presentation to have a discussion in your school or organisation.

If you are a parent, carer, learner, business, or are just interested in the future of Welsh education please take a look at the summary document.

Please note - the survey closed on 8 May 2015.

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