School reform: Use size as an advantage, says Williams

The organisation behind the PISA international school rankings has said Wales should continue its radical reform of the curriculum.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was asked by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams to report on changes.

It published its findings on the biggest overhaul since 1988 on Tuesday.

Literacy, numeracy and digital competency form the core of the new curriculum, set to be in place by 2021.

The PISA results published in December show Wales as the lowest of the four UK nations and below countries such as Singapore, Vietnam and Slovenia.

Responding to the OECD's review, Ms Williams told the Senedd that Wales could use its small size as an advantage to deliver innovative reform.

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