Pioneer Schools

"The Welsh educational curriculum of 3-16 year olds is being transformed and Malpas Park have been an integral part right from the beginning. Following the publication of the "Successful Futures" document by Professor Donaldson in 2015, Malpas Park was invited to provide a member of staff to help shape the discussions of the initial strategy document. For the first time teachers will shape their own curriculum. This has necessitated our current Year 5 teacher, Mr Goodbody, being away from school regularly so that he can meet with other teaching professionals and educational experts. His first job was to help write one of the initial strategy strands, "Enrichment & Experiences" which was concerned with ensuring that our children have fun and fulfilling learning experiences, that we value their contributions and we utilise our whole teaching environment both inside and out. As part of this work, Mr Goodbody, presented this strategy paper to over 150 leaders of education in January 2017 in Llandudno, even Professor Donaldson was there!
Currently he is working on the Expressive Arts Area of Learning and Experience (AoLE), which is one of the six AoLEs that Donaldson suggests are needed to develop our young learners into the future. This AoLE will contain the curriculum for subjects such as Music, Art, Dance, Drama and Digital Media and put creativity slap bang in the centre of each child's learning."

To view Mr Goodbody's presentation please use the YouTube link below: