From September 2022, schools across Wales have started to teach the new Curriculum for Wales. 

Following the Welsh Government guidance, we have been working collaboratively, with parents, teachers and governors, to design our school level curriculum and to implement the curriculum across the school.

The four curriculum purposes are the starting point and aspiration for every child and young person in Wales. These 4 purposes are to develop young people that are:

● ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives 

● enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work 

● ethical, informed citizens who are ready to take part in Wales and the world 

● healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

As well as learning literacy, numeracy and digital skills, there will be six areas of learning and experience: Languages, Literacy and Communication; Mathematics and Numeracy; Humanities; Science and Technology; Health and Wellbeing; and Expressive Arts. 

For more information on the Curriculum for Wales guidance, please follow this link:


RSDP Curriculum Vision 

At Rhiw Syr Dafydd, we have a unique curriculum vision for our school.​ 

This vision involves the design and implementation of an innovative, inclusive, outstanding curriculum that supports all Rhiw Syr Dafydd pupils to realise the four curriculum purposes, achieve success in school and to reach and exceed their potential. Our curriculum will be an ambitious curriculum that aims to provide learners with the very best learning experiences; engages with the local community; nurtures a sense of belonging or 'Cynefin'; celebrates diversity; challenges prejudice and discrimination; and opens learners’ eyes to their responsibilities and the opportunities open to them as a world citizen.​



Vision into Practice​

This will be achieved by focusing on learner progression and the development of progression models; embedded formative assessment; pedagogy that enables all pupils to thrive as learners; and a curriculum designed through a collaborative process of co-construction with input from cluster schools, parents, pupils, governors and wider organisations; and guided by professional learning, distributed leadership and evidence informed, reflective practice. Well-being is at the heart of everything we do.​

To view our curriculum overview please click here