Commenting on the calls from the NUT to delay the school curriculum overhaul in Wales – a move which has been called for by the Welsh Conservatives since last year – Shadow Secretary for Education, Darren Millar AM, said:

 

‘It’s abundantly clear that the Welsh education system will not be ready to implement a new curriculum by 2021. 

 

‘The recent PISA results confirmed Wales’ position as the worst performing education system in the UK and placed us in the bottom half of the international league table so there can be no doubt that we need to see some radical change. 

 

‘But instead of pressing full steam ahead with a complex programme of reforms when schools aren’t ready for them, the Welsh Government should pause, take stock of the concerns of the teaching profession, and work with teachers and other stakeholders to develop a realistic implementation timetable.’

 


Can YOU Help?

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the West Wales Chronicle than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The West Wales Chronicle’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as £1, you can support the Chronicle – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.