Curriculum

"A school’s curriculum is everything a learner experiences in pursuit of the four purposes. It is not simply what we teach, but how we teach and crucially, why we teach it."

Curriculum for Wales 2020

The Central South Consortium aims to support all schools in curriculum development to achieve equity and excellence for all learners. Our national mission recognises that a high-quality curriculum requires a high-quality profession.

Curriculum development should be at the heart of practitioner, school and national efforts which seek to raise standards for all. Our professional learning opportunities aim to support all practitioners to collaborate and develop a deep understanding of pedagogy and subject knowledge; to become research-informed; and learn from local, national and international practice.

Our regional professional learning opportunities for curriculum are organised by areas of learning and experience (AoLE) and cross-curricular skills.; however, there is no expectation for schools to organise teaching by area of learning and experience (AoLE) groups. There are also may overlaps with pedagogy, equity and well-being and the professional learning opportunities offered in the other areas.

We also have a dedicated CSC webpage for Curriculum for Wales where you will find all of the latest professional learning opportunities, resources, news and information specifically on Curriculum for Wales.

All professional learning opportunities in Central South Consortium are designed to support schools to develop as learning organisations across the seven dimensions of the framework and/or to support practitioners in the professional standards for teaching and leadership (PSTL). Through the professional learning passport, practitioners can record their professional learning activities.

Information, Guidance and Resources

Please access the following knowledge bank categories as appropriate for curriculum information, guidance and resources:

Digital Learning / Expressive Arts / Foundation Phase / Health and Well-being / Humanities / Languages, Literacy and Communication / Mathematics and Numeracy / Science and Technology

Please also access our Curriculum for Wales page

Professional e-Learning / Events

CSC professional learning opportunities continue to be developed to support all practitioners across the region.

Please access by curriculum area from the following links:

Digital Learning / Expressive Arts / Foundation Phase / Health and Well-being / Humanities / Languages, Literacy and Communication / Mathematics and Numeracy / Science and Technology

For further support and guidance please contact:

Project Support Officer:

Beverley Blackburn bev.blackburn@cscjes.org.uk

Area Leads:

Richard George - Senior Strategic Adviser: richard.george@cscjes.org.uk

Matthew Humphries - Strategic Adviser for Digital Learning: matthew.j.humphreys@cscjes.org.uk

Kathryn Lewis - Strategic Adviser for Expressive Arts: kathryn.a.lewis@cscjes.org.uk

Ruth Best - Strategic Adviser for Foundation Phase: ruth.best@cscjes.org.uk

Sonja Barnard - Strategic Adviser for Health & Well-being: sonja.barnard@cscjes.org.uk

Sonja Barnard - Strategic Adviser for Humanities: sonja.barnard@cscjes.org.uk

Cathryn Billington-Richards - Strategic Adviser for Languages, Literacy & Communication: cathryn.billington-richards@cscjes.org.uk

Glen Gilchrist - Strategic Adviser for Mathematics & Numeracy: glen.gilchrist@cscjes.org.uk

Glen Gilchrist - Strategic Adviser for Science and Technology: glen.gilchrist@cscjes.org.uk


Other areas of professional learning

Equity and Wellbeing / Pedagogy / Welsh Language Development / Teaching Assistants / Induction / Governors / Leadership / Educational Visits