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Welsh Curriculum shake up.

Welsh Curriculum shake up.

One of the biggest shake-ups of the school curriculum in decades will move a step closer on Monday.

A consultation begins as Education Minister Kirsty Williams unveils a white paper setting out her vision for the future of education in Wales.

The delayed proposals have already been criticised by education bosses as "poorly defined" and "weak".

But Ms Williams said they were "ambitious and far-reaching".

Her plan is based on an independent review conducted by Prof Graham Donaldson in 2015 which recommended a new curriculum focusing on literacy, numeracy and digital skills.

    

The Welsh Government said it was being designed by teachers, would be based on six broad areas of learning and Welsh would no longer be considered a second language in English-medium schools, with more opportunities to use the language.

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