Welsh Government launched the Schools as Learning Organisations (SLO) approach in 2017 to support schools to prepare for the new curriculum in 2022.

Guidance on our model to help the introduction of the new curriculum.


Our progress to develop schools as learning organisations was reviewed by OECD in 2018. See final report for further details.

The majority of schools are now developing as learning organisations and use the SLO model as the basis for continuous development.

The starting point for schools to begin their SLO journey is the SLO survey. Schools can repeat the survey annually to support their professional learning journey.

Survey results will highlight key strengths, areas for development and ways of working to enable all staff to develop professionally.

The 2023 to 2024 SLO survey is now live (please note: you need to be logged into your Hwb account to view this survey). The survey will be available throughout the academic year.

For queries related to the survey, please contact

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Desk instructions: quick tips video (2 mins)

For further support contact:

Ann Bradshaw: Professional advisor SLO