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The Curriculum Purpose:


The Welsh Curriculum is changing; this page is designed to keep you up to date regarding the changes that are happening nationally and here at The Oaks Federation.


One of the strongest messages from the new curriculum is there should be a ‘straightforward, enduring statement of curriculum purposes for Wales’.


Without such ‘clear and agreed purposes’, the implied argument is if we don’t know why we are doing this, how can we know what to do and how to do it? The Donaldson Review recommends four core purposes to the Curriculum for Wales and says that, if generally supported, they should ‘guide all future decisions about national and local educational priorities and underpin all teaching and learning in Wales’.


The four purposes are that all children and young people will be:

  • Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.
  • Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work.
  • Ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.
  • Healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Please follow this link to learn about the exciting ways that our curriculum is changing in Wales: