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Consultation on the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework

The NCCA is consulting on the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework.

Online information sessions will take place on November 25th (in English) and December 9th (as Gaeilge).

These will provide information on the key messages in the draft framework to support individuals and organisations in responding to the draft proposals.

For more information and to register to attend either of these events, please click here.

Read the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework for consultation here.

Click here to view 'Frequently Asked Questions' about the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework.

If you are working or involved in education complete the online questionnaire.

If you are a parent / guardian complete the online questionnaire.

If you or your organisation would like to make a written submission, please use our Written Submission Template.

Find out more about the redevelopment of the primary curriculum here.

The consultation on the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework is ongoing and it is likely that the current phase of consultation will be completed by the end of December 2020. We will re-engage with teachers, school leaders, parents and children on the draft framework in the 2021 / 2022 school year. In the meantime, we will continue to gather responses from education stakeholders, interest groups and others wishing to share their thoughts on the proposals for redeveloping the primary curriculum.

Six key messages 2.PNG Introduction to the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework
Video 2.PNG The journey towards the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework

NCCA plans to hold online focus group meetings in November 2020. Please check back here in the coming weeks for further details, including how you can register to attend.

 

Consultation with Schools

During the consultation, the Schools Forum will consider the key proposals in the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework and provide detailed feedback on them. This opportunity is also open to all schools and support materials have been developed to encourage teachers and school leaders to get involved.

Find out more here. (In the tab ‘Consultation' you will find ‘Consultation materials for schools.’)

Consultation with Children

An important part of the consultation will be engaging with children to gather their views, in appropriate ways, on their experiences of learning and teaching through which the curriculum is enacted.

Bilaterals 

During the consultation, a series of bilateral meetings are planned between the NCCA and education stakeholders to discuss and provide feedback on the key proposals for change in the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework.