Progress update on the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill; and what that means for RE/RVE

Concerns have been raised by The Children, Young People and Education Committee in its report on the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill, about how the Bill will ensure all school children in Wales receive the same opportunities and experiences from their education. The report was published on Friday, 4 December 2020.

The Committee makes 66 recommendations in its report, across a wide range of issues, some of which are directly related to religious education (RE)/ religion, values and ethics (RVE) – see recommendations 25-32.

A debate on the Bill, informed by the Committee’s Stage 1 report, and involving all 60 Members of the Senedd, took place in the Senedd Chamber on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. During this debate, all Members of the Senedd had a chance to discuss their views on the Bill. Following the debate, a vote was held on whether the Senedd as a whole believed the Bill ought to progress to the next stage of the Senedd’s law-making process. The Senedd voted in favour of the Bill progressing, and so the Bill has now entered Stage 2.

Here is the link to the debate in the Senedd, on the General Principles of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill.

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