Parents to help shape Wales's curriculum review

Exam hall School inspectors have raised concerns about the "variable" quality of standards

Related Stories

Parents and pupils are being asked to give their views on the school curriculum as part of a review to improve education standards in Wales.

The Welsh government has appointed an advisor to look at how children should be taught and assessed in future.

Prof Graham Donaldson wants people and organisations to shape its findings.

In January, school inspectors raised concerns about the "variable" quality of teaching and standards generally, especially in secondary schools.

A month earlier an international study showed Wales had fallen behind the rest of the UK significantly in reading, maths and science for the third time.

Education Minister Huw Lewis announced in March that he had appointed Prof Donaldson from the University of Glasgow to conduct a "comprehensive, wide ranging and independent" study of Wales' school curriculum.

Two questionnaires have been produced by the professor for adults and young people to be submitted by 30 June.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Wales politics stories



  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • A man shutting his eyes tightlyStrange light show

    What do you see when you close your eyes?

  • Sony WalkmanLost ideas

    What has happened to Japan's inventors?

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.