Bill Summary: Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill

Published 04/08/2020   |   Last Updated 27/05/2021   |   Reading Time minutes

The Welsh Government introduced the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill to the Senedd on 6 July. The Bill is currently at Stage 1 of the Senedd’s legislative process and is being scrutinised by the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

If passed, the Bill will provide the statutory foundation for the Welsh Government’s reform of the curriculum for 3 to 16 year olds. It will replace the existing national curriculum in Wales, which was established in 1988 on an England and Wales basis, with a new Curriculum for Wales.

The Welsh Government intends to phase the introduction of the new curriculum from September 2022.

This paper summarises the provisions of the Bill, highlighting key aspects and relevant documents, and provides some policy background.

Read the paper here: Bill Summary: Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill (PDF, 810KB)

Article by Michael Dauncey, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament