This is an important starting point for the professional learning journey and schools are recommended to spend time ensuring that they have a clear understanding of the requirements of Curriculum for Wales and that the school’s vision incorporates the four purposes of the curriculum. Reading the Curriculum for Wales guidance is a good starting point.

Areas to consider

Some areas schools could consider within this area are:

  • understanding the four purposes
  • an evaluation of the existing whole-school vision
  • establishing a clear whole-school vision with the four purposes at its core
  • establishing a change culture
  • considering policies and plans
  • the involvement of stakeholders
  • communicating the whole-school vision accordingly.

Associated resources

The playlist resources below show how some schools have addressed some or more of the above aspects in developing or redeveloping their whole-school vision.

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