Working Group set up to ensure diversity across the new Welsh curriculum

The Welsh Government has appointed Prof. Charlotte Williams OBE to head up a new working group to ensure the new national curriculum properly includes resources to teach black, Asian and minority ethnic themes across the entirety of the new curriculum.

In July, the Senedd rejected a Plaid Cymru-tabled motion calling for the compulsory teaching of BAME history – although the Welsh Government agreed to keep the situation under review.

Prof. Williams said: “The challenge is to ensure that Black and minority ethnic peoples have a presence across the new Welsh curriculum so that within all of the Areas of Learning and Experience we can hear the sound of their voices, know of their experience, history and contributions, past and present.”

Education Minister, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor) added: “We must understand and analyse….those connections across our communities, nation and the world. It isn’t just about history as a subject, it’s language, literature, geography, and so much more.”