Raising Standards Together

New Deal

The ‘New Deal for the Education Workforce’ has been launched today by the Education Minister, Huw Lewis.

The ‘New Deal for the Education Workforce’ will offer all practitioners, support staff, teachers, leaders and FE Lecturers in Wales an entitlement to access world class professional learning opportunities to develop their practice through their career.

In his written statement, the Minister explains how the ‘New Deal’ will support and enable all practitioners to successfully meet the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead as a result of the recommendations from Professor Graham Donaldson and Professor John Furlong. The New Deal will support practitioners to develop their practice in the most effective ways to improve outcomes for their learners.

In order to support this, the Welsh Government will work with practitioners, consortia, Education Workforce Council (EWC), Estyn, and Unions to undertake an extensive review of current policies and programmes that relate to Professional Learning.

This will include:

  • a review of the professional standards
  • the development of the new Masters programme and Masters level professional learning opportunities
  • the introduction of a professional learning passport which will be established by the EWC
  • the introduction of a professional learning model that includes the following characteristics:
  • the development of a range of high quality online professional learning material that will include information booklets, learning packs and video case studies that underpins the professional learning model.

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