Episode 64: Wales: How to design a bespoke primary curriculum
20th November 2020
Primary schools in Wales are expected to design their curricula in line with the new Curriculum for Wales requirements. But how easy it is to undertake this significant task alongside the day to day demands of school life? In this episode, we talk to experienced Wales curriculum advisers, Nicola Marriott and Sandra Jones, who have been helping schools to make a strong start on their Curriculum for Wales designs. They explain how to meet the national requirements while keeping things bespoke to your school. A practical episode full of actionable steps.
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Conrad Fox – Headteacher, Hunmanby Primary School, England
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Lindsey Wain – Deputy headteacher, Hartburn Primary School, England
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Charlotte Gibbins – Thurlstone Primary School, England
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Kathryn – Teacher, Langton Primary School
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Moira Cross – Executive head, Dordon Primary School