Why the religion provisions in the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill need amending

The religious aspects of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill have generated quite a degree of controversy. In a guest post, Russell Sandberg reports on progress…

The Welsh Senedd will be considering amendments to the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill on Tuesday 2 March. This will be the last chance to consider amendments to the Bill before the Bill is considered as a whole in plenary.

The Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill provides the biggest change that schools in Wales will have seen for decades.  It will radically transform the curriculum in Wales, ushering in a new pedagogical approach that moves away from a focus on prescribed knowledge to inquiry-based learning which begins with the local experience.

It will also transform the teaching of religion. Continue reading