"We're pleased the Welsh Government are consulting on the new Curriculum and Assessment arrangements. We have always been supportive of the new Curriculum in principle.

"It's four years since Professor Donaldson created 'Successful Futures', with a vision of the new Curriculum for Wales. For our members not in a Pioneer school (who have been working on the curriculum), this consultation provides the first real look at the new Curriculum.

"We know that now is a critical point for the education sector in Wales. Schools are already having to be very creative with budgets as austerity is hitting the education sector hard. We know that cuts have been passed down from Westminster, but Welsh Government needs to be careful with its expectations on the education workforce at a time when funding and staff wellbeing are at such critical levels.

“We are disappointed this is only an 8 week consultation - as that is a very short time for the education profession to have a thorough look at what is proposed. With that in mind, we will of course be highlighting the need to keep workload under review for education professionals as the new Curriculum is brought in.”

ENDS