Podcast 72: What Can We Learn From Wales?

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Kirsty Williams (Assembly Member)

Joshua McGovern

Joshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working...
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What can we learn from the Welsh education system?

Our 72nd interview is with Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education of Wales since 2016, Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire since 1999 and former leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats from 2008 – 2016.

In this podcast, listen to Kirsty and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:

  • The Education Minister’s responsibilities
  • What growing up in the Welsh education system was like
  • Why Kirsty chose politics
  • Changes in the Welsh curriculum and how teachers will be supported
  • The importance of statutory relationships and sexuality education
  • What is Kirsty’s vision for Welsh schools and education system
  • How workload issues manifest in Wales and go-to solutions
  • Government spending on education
  • The importance of oracy and literacy.

Listen to the podcast (37 minutes)

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Discover more about Kirsty and her responsibilities on Gov.Wales/Kirsty-Williams-AM

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