Summary

The way children are taught in Wales is changing, with a new Curriculum due to be rolled out from September 2022 and other major education reforms imminent.

The education workforce, led by confident and empowered leaders, will be central to the successful delivery of the Curriculum in Wales, and the new Framework for School Improvement.

Senedd Insight’s Developing the Education Workforce in Wales Digital Conference will focus on the priorities and solutions for developing a resilient workforce, ready to deliver these reforms, through high-quality teaching and learning. Getting all schools and teachers ready for the roll out demands strong personal and professional leadership. How will you attract, support, develop, lead and motivate your school workforce through change?

Our timely digital conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn from sector leaders, share best practice, and hear from peers from across Wales.

Take away a better understanding of the needs of your teachers, and what support will be required to deliver change and improve attainment. Hear from leaders who have successfully developed supportive cultures of learning, development, and collaboration.

Find out what support will be available from Government and other bodies. Discuss new initiatives to share best practice and collaborate across your school.

Our full-day digital conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn from education leaders, share best practice, and network with your peers from across Wales.  Delivered via our bespoke interactive platform, attend live or watch on demand.

Key points

  • New Curriculum for Wales – Teachers will be given more freedom to decide what is taught: how can you ensure that your workforce is prepared?
  • Leading through change – Following the recently published Independent Review of Leadership – what are the plans to support and develop leadership capacity in Wales?
  • Recruitment and retention – How do we make education a more attractive sector, and retain talented staff? How do we overcome the challenges surrounding staffing, particularly in disadvantaged areas?
  • Wellbeing and resilience – You will hear the latest updates on funding for staff mental health, after investment trebled earlier this year*.
  • Professional development – Find out how others are developing teachers in their schools. What training, support, professional learning and professional development can be accessed?
  • School improvement – with a move towards self-evaluation and away from categorisation, how do you prepare your workforce for inspections?
  • Following the Cymraeg 2050 plan, you will hear about the ambitions for Welsh language teaching and plans to boost the number of Welsh speaking teachers.
  • Diversity and inclusion – You will hear from experts in diversity and inclusion, including Professor Charlotte Williams OBE, Chair of the ‘Communities, Contributions and Cynefin: BAME experiences and the new curriculum’ Working Group. Learn how to develop a truly inclusive workforce and teaching practices, which better represent the diverse culture of Wales.