Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

First published:
11 July 2019
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Earlier this year I consulted on two significant areas in relation to the transformational curriculum reform we are progressing in Wales. In January, I published Our National Mission: A Transformational Curriculum to seek views on the proposed legislative framework to underpin the new curriculum arrangements by 2022. In February, I published draft Guidance on Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE), to seek views on revised guidance for schools in order to provide more comprehensive support for teachers.

Over 2,000 responses were submitted across the two consultations, and reports summarising the responses we received are now available on the Welsh Government’s website. I would like to thank everyone who engaged with and provided feedback on these consultations.

It is to be noted that legislative framework consultation was published before respondents had the opportunity to view the new Curriculum for Wales 2022. The development of the new Curriculum arrangements is moving at a pace, and in April we published the Curriculum for Wales 2022. During this phase of co-construction we are inviting feedback from practitioners and a wide range of stakeholders to inform refinement.

Over the summer we will consider carefully the implications of the proposals put forward in both consultations based on the evidence gathered from responses and the work we continue to undertake with our partners. This will be crucial in informing policy going forward.