Preparing for the New Curriculum for Wales; A focus on Pedagogy

The training day is based on the documentation currently available to schools including the Four Purposes, the 6 Areas of Learning and Experience, the 12 Pedagogical Principles
  • Booking Code: TNC01
  • Course Providers: Glenda Dudley , Wendy Thomas
  • Course Dates: Please contact us for dates.
  • Course Time: 9:30am - 15:30pm
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: School Based

Schools can use their Welsh Government Professional Learning Plan money to understanding the pedagogical approach needed in delivering the New Curriculum for Wales

This training day is based on the documentation currently available to schools including the Four Purposes, the six Areas of Learning and Experience, the twelve Pedagogical Principles and the three Cross-curricular Responsibilities.  The day is an active and informative day to help your teachers prepare for the changes required to pedagogy that the new curriculum will demand. It will outline clear messages and exemplar material to support teachers’ thinking going forward.


This course will offer participants to understand:

  • The pedagogy underpinning the new curriculum
  • The philosophy behind the What Matters Statements
  • The approach and reasoning of the Four Purposes
  • The Twelve Pedagogical Principles
  • The 6 Areas of Learning and Experience and their interdisciplinary approach
  • The 3 Cross Curricular Responsibilities
  • Authentic Contents for Learning

The Inset Day

Using the Broad Purposes and the Pedagogical Principles from the new curriculum for Wales as a starting point, the team will have time to explore ‘pedagogy to practice’ in readiness for the new curriculum.

Four Broad Purposes

Shifting expectations, providing direction

What are the 12 pedagogical principles and what do they look like in practice?

Key components of the pedagogical principles – ‘must haves/must do’ are evident in day-to-day practice

Where does challenge come from?

Securing progress with the three Ms – Mindset, Motivation and Metacognition

What makes learning irresistible?

Exciting Learning – The place of rich tasks, blended teaching, creativity and inquiry
A focus on the Foundation Phase will be included particularly when it comes to ‘What makes learning irresistible?’

Target audience

All Primary and Secondary Teachers

Course providers
Glenda Dudley
Glenda Dudley has worked in education for more than twenty years, both in the UK and in international contexts in Europe and the Middle East. During her career, Glenda has held posts as a teacher, a Headteacher and was the inaugural Head of Centre of Wales’ largest children’s centre; the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre.
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Wendy Thomas
Wendy has extensive experience as a teacher, school leader, advisor and inspector. She has worked both in the UK and overseas and prides herself on offering workable, practical solutions to schools facing challenges.
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