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Welsh schools new curriculum.

Welsh schools new curriculum.

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.

However, 64% of 204 teachers at schools with higher numbers of deprived pupils felt it would help them.

Education Minister Kirsty Williams said the new curriculum would "make learning relevant to them".

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

    

It is out to consultation until 19 July, with the final version due to be published in January ahead of a 2022 rollout in primary schools, followed four years later in secondary schools.

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