Speaking about the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill, introduced by the Education Minister to the Senedd today, David Evans, Wales Secretary for the National Education Union Cymru said:

"Our members have always welcomed the principles behind the new Curriculum. It is an opportunity for Wales to ensure that children have an opportunity to learn a curriculum with wellbeing at its heart. Our members also support the idea of being able to use their professional expertise and experience to create a curriculum which is right for the children and young people in their setting.

"But our members also know that there will need to be funding and training to ensure that they are ready to meet the challenge. Creating a whole new curriculum takes time and, at present, everyone is focused on Covid-19 and trying to make sure everyone is as safe as possible.

"We look forward to having the time to absorb the details of the legislation and hope that together we can create a curriculum which fully supports the children and young people in Wales.”

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