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Belonging, engaging, participating: Learning in Wales after Covid
Secondary Headteacher Conference

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All Nations Centre, Cardiff
Registration opens at 09:30 for a 10:30 Start

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Registration is now closed. 

Dietary Requirements
Please select two (2) workshops that you would be most interested in attending
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Welcome and introduction

Dr Anna Bryant FHEA Director of Teacher Education and Professional Learning, Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy (CSESP), Cardiff Metropolitan University

Jeremy Miles MS Minister for Education and Welsh Language  

Owen Evans HM Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales, Estyn

Question & Answer session with the Minister and Estyn, Chief Inspector

Panel discussion: our curriculum journey so far 

  • Mr Owain Gethin Davies Headteacher, Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy

  • Mr Edward Jones Headteacher, Pencoed Comprehensive School 

  • Ms Michelle Jones MBE Headteacher, Lansdowne Primary School 

  • Professor Graham Donaldson  

  • Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Enabling progression through well-being - Professor Robin Banerjee
Head of School of Psychology and University Lead for Global Partnerships, University of Sussex

Panel discussion to finish


You can submit questions in advance of the event by emailing  

You can also ask your question via chat on the day.

Evaluation Form

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Many Thanks

Professor Robin Banerjee

Enabling progression through well-being

Our National Network conversation materials on progression, assessment and curriculum design are now available as accessible, bilingual playlists on Hwb, making it easier to have deep, engaging conversations needed for co-construction

Curriculum and Assessment Design

To hold a conversation in your own school or setting, please use this playlist to support your conversation

Interviews with world leading curriculum and assessment design experts supporting Curriculum for Wales

NNC CAD - Jay McTighe


NNC CAD - Dylan Williams


Camau i'r Dyfodol - Headteachers Conference Resource

This resource: 
•    Introduces the work of the Camau i’r Dyfodol project 
•    Presents some of our findings from Phase 1 of the project 
•    Sets out some early implications and questions for schools and settings

National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales

Curriculum Unlocked: Professor Graham Donaldson - National Leadership Wales (

Curriculum Unlocked: Professor Ken Muir - National Leadership Wales (

Leading Curriculum for Wales - National Leadership Wales (

Ways of keeping in touch and for all the latest information


Following the Welsh Government’s ‘School improvement guidance: framework for evaluation, improvement and accountability’, we’re sharing a resource to support schools on their improvement journeys.  

Curriculum Reform - 
Estyn Annual Report

The Curriculum for
Wales - How are
regional consortia and local authorities supporting schools?

Preparing for the Digital Competence Framework (DCF)

Preparing for the
Curriculum for Wales –
case studies and cameos from secondary, all-age and special schools

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