In ‘Education in Wales: Our National Curriculum’, Kirsty Williams, Wales’ Minister for Education emphasizes:
“A renewed commitment to improving both the skills and knowledge of our young people, as we raise standards in our transformational curriculum. Education has never been more important. Education reform is our national mission”
“Teaching Less, Learning More” – Empowering Staff to be Creative at Gowerton School
Four Purposes of the Curriculum – Parents Guide
In developing a new, exciting and challenging Curriculum in Gowerton, we have a vision for our pupils to be:
In addition to a focus on:
Underpinning, of course, all areas of the curriculum in terms of ‘skills’ .
We have developed within our North Gower Partnership ( Gowerton School and our partner primary schools, Gowerton, Llanrhidian, Penclawdd, Penyfro and Waunarlwydd) a strategy for understanding the new curriculum and using a character, Kanga, to help both staff, pupils and parents.
Within the ‘Successful Futures’ report by Professor Graham Donaldson there is a focus on 12 pedagogical principles that underpin good teaching and learning. We have embedded these within our partnership and they are visible reminders in classrooms. They help us use and understand these principles in the language of our schools.