At Cardiff, Swansea and Connah’s Quay Deeside

The role of the senior leader is to ensure every learner has the opportunity to become the most effective and successful adult they can be. Senior leaders make daily choices in a range of roles that have a direct impact on learner outcomes. Now, during the process of curriculum reform these decisions become even more important but also more involved.

This half-day will give an honest and practical view of the curriculum reform process in Wales, and will look specifically at:

  • How to use key documents/elements of the curriculum to have a positive impact on learning – including; 4 Purposes, Progression Steps & Achievement Outcomes, AoLE What Matters Statements
  • The most robust, reliable research on learning and how it fits with Curriculum For Wales
  • Important lessons to learn from curriculum reform in Scotland – including assessment, curriculum narrowing and the role of the inspectorate
  • Strategic decision for senior leaders that make the most of the curriculum reform journey
  • How to create professional learning that has a real impact on teacher understanding, expertise and autonomy.

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Speaker Bio – Jane, IMPACT Wales

Jane has 25+ years’ experience as a teacher and senior leader, as well as extensive experience of developing and embedding new teaching and learning strategies. In her role as an NSP Partner for CfBT Education Trust, Jane was the strategic lead for developing numeracy and numerical reasoning across the curriculum. Jane has created and delivered a range of bespoke numeracy and assessment training workshops for schools across South Wales in both the primary and secondary sectors and has worked with senior leadership teams to ensure that literacy and numeracy is strategically and effectively embedded.

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Speaker Bio – Finola, IMPACT Wales

Finola has a unique skill set and is highly unusual in having taught both English and Maths in KS3 and KS4. Finola has over a decade’s experience as a Language and Literacy specialist and has taught English from KS2 to KS5, specialising in A Level English Language and Linguistics. In her role as Senior NSP Partner for CfBT Education Trust Finola was the strategic lead for Assessment, Recording and Reporting across Wales and has worked with numerous schools to develop and enhance assessment skills. Finola is also an experienced project manager in both the private and public sectors working with NGOs and community groups across South Wales.

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