HC Deb 13 January 1989 vol 144 cc745-6W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the percentages of planning applications were, in each of the welsh national parks, which were(a) allowed,

the academic year in which they reach the ages 7, 11, 14 and 16; and to promote them, programmes of study describing the content, skills and processes which need to be covered during each key stage of compulsory eduction. Taken together, the attainment targets and programmes of study will provide the basis for assessing a pupil's performance, in relation both to expected attainment and to the next steps needed for the pupil's development. 2. Both the objectives (attainment targets) and means of achieving them (programmes of study) should leave scope for teachers to use their professional talents and skills to develop their own schemes of work, within a statutory framework which is known to all. It is the task of the Working Group on History to advise on that framework for history. 3. The History Committee for Wales is asked to liaise closely with the History Working Group and to submit preliminary advice to the Secretary of State by 10 June 1989 outlining:—

  1. i. the contents of Welsh history which should be incorporated into the history curriculum in Wales;
  2. ii. its preliminary views on the extent to which Welsh perspectives should influence the wider study of history.
4. By April 1990 the History Committee for Wales is to submit to the Secretary of State a final report setting out and justifying a balanced and complete curriculum for history in Wales, in the light of the final recommendations of the History Working Group.

Approach 5. In carrying out its task the Committee should consult informally and selectively with relevant interests and have regard to:—

  1. i. the terms of reference, supplementary guidance, ongoing work and Interim and Final Reports of the History Working Group;
  2. ii. the broad framework for assessment and testing announced by the Government on 7 June 1988 and subsequent development of it in the light of advice from the School Examinations and Assessment Council;
  3. iii. the contributions which history can make to learning about other subjects and cross-curricular themes, and which they in turn can make to learning in history; and
  4. iv. best practice and the results of any relevant research and development.

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