Balancing Curriculum for Wales

How we'll support schools to implement Curriculum for Wales

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Our plans for resources & support during the draft phase

We have had some very long days this week working hard to analyse and understand the school and classroom implications of the draft Curriculum for Wales documents. We're sure many teachers and leaders across Wales have been doing the same. We wanted to share with you, our plans for how we will support schools to understand, feedback on and implement the new curriculum.

We believe in impact, so, we intend to create tools and templates to help teachers, who are short on time, to access the detail of the curriculum draft in a meaningful way. Our focus will be on helping all teachers, no matter what their context, to trial elements of the curriculum in their classroom to enable that deep understanding. To get this started we will be creating a programme of support and collection of resources specifically for this purpose. We will also be identifying key research that will support this work.

We believe it is more important to be right, than to be first, so we won't be rushing to publish this support, but ensuring it is available in time for staff to engage fully.

To find out where we are headed, download your copy of our first sketchnote on the draft curriculum documents below, and contact us on

A Little More About Us

Who are we? - We are Finola & Jane, Literacy & Numeracy specialists, with 35+ years of teaching, training & leadership experience between us.

Can you trust us? - We have both worked for Welsh Government supporting schools & senior leaders across Wales. We have held senior leadership posts, delivered support to strategic education advisers, and published curriculum support guidance with Oxford University Press...but if you need to know more visit our website for testimonials from schools we've worked with.

Why should you buy our support? - Put simply, because we believe in impact. We do exactly what our name suggests. Our school support is always bespoke, high quality and designed specifically for each school we work with. Our focus is on delivering measurable impact for pupils.

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