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Latest News Updates

  • Digital Competence Framework final draft released by Welsh Government
  • Kirsty Williams, Education Secretary, announces new Wales Leadership College
  • PISA results not expected by Welsh Government to show marked improvement on 2012 results

Are you Donaldson Ready?

Schools have 5 years before the new curriculum for Wales will become a statutory document, so you may be asking yourself, why should we even be thinking about it now? The new curriculum currently being prepared by the Pioneer Schools is the biggest change to education in Wales since 1988.......and there will be a lot of changes involved! To embed these changes into school life and ensure all of our pupils have the best education possible, including those attending school during the transition period, we need to create a whole school programme of readiness activities in line with the 68 recommendations outlined in the Donaldson Review and accepted in full by Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams.

What would a Donaldson Readiness programme look like in my school? The most important actions all schools should be taking this year are to begin to address the 4 purposes of the new curriculum, which encapsulate the skills and knowledge a 21st Century learner requires in the world of work, and to begin to use the Digital Competence Framework to address their SDP priorities.

We will be running our hugely popular Donaldson Readiness Workshop on October 19th and November 10th at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, To find out how to design your own Donaldson Readiness programme, and what it should include book your place on our workshop by contacting us at

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Take your first steps towards becoming a Donaldson Ready School and get in touch today!

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 Publishing...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.