A WIDE ranging review of what children are taught in Wales’ schools was announced this morning.

Huw Lewis, Welsh education minister, has announced that Professor Graham Donaldson is to lead a comprehensive, wide ranging review of the National Curriculum in Wales.

The review will be tasked with putting forward recommendations “for a clear vision” for education in Wales, the Welsh Government said.

Mr Lewis said: “I want to see the development of a distinct Curriculum for Wales.

“This is a real opportunity to develop a rigorous and robust curriculum for our students here in Wales. A programme of learning which supports them to think, do prosper, adapt and most importantly succeed in life.

“That’s why I’m delighted that Professor Donaldson has agreed to take forward this important task. He brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge and skill, as well as a personal commitment to continuous improvement and attainment of the highest standards.

“I look forward to seeing his recommendations.”

The review will consolidate the work of a number of other studies, including the review of Welsh second language in Key Stages 3 and 4.