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The curriculum cannot be above teacher criticism

The Welsh experience is ‘familiar to those in Scotland’ because staff feel afraid to question reforms, writes George Gilchrist

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I was in Wales last month talking to headteachers, and others, about what they might learn from our experiences with Curriculum for Excellence as they begin to engage with their own new curriculum, the Curriculum for Wales.

There is a lot of interest from Wales regarding the challenges we faced in Scotland, and how we overcame these – if we ever did.

The new Welsh curriculum principles have been drawn up by Graham Donaldson – our former senior chief inspector and he of the 2011 Donaldson report on teacher education – so there are great similarities between the two curricula and the national ...

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