The Welsh Education Reform Journey: A Rapid Policy Assessment



This report takes stock of the policies and reforms adopted since 2014 and offers recommendations to inform next steps. It highlights how the Welsh approach to school improvement has moved from a piecemeal and short-term policy orientation towards one that is guided by a longer-term vision.

To support the realisation of its education objectives, Wales should:

  • continue its 21st century curriculum reform efforts underpinned by sustained investments in key policy areas such as teacher and leadership policy, equity and evaluation and assessment;
  • strengthen the implementation process by ensuring further policy coherence, consolidating the co-construction of policies with key stakeholders, and through better communication and evidence on the Welsh education reform journey.

This report will be of value to Wales but also policy makers in other countries looking to ensure the successful implementation of reforms and policies in their education system.


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