Education: New school curriculum ‘could widen achievement gap’

According to BBC, almost two-thirds of teachers at schools that have trialled Wales’ new curriculum feel it will not benefit poorer pupils, a survey has suggested.

Only 30% of 600 teachers at “pioneer schools” surveyed by Cardiff University thought it would be beneficial.

The new curriculum focuses on six areas including maths and numeracy, languages, literacy and communication, and expressive arts.

Nigel Newton from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research at Cardiff University told BBC Eye On Wales: “This is shocking. What we don’t want is for there to be a situation in 10 years’ time, where pupils in some schools leave just not knowing the things other pupils know.”

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