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Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act 2021

Funded non-maintained nursery education
Section 34 – Duty to ensure the implementation of adopted curriculum

69.This section requires an FNNE provider to ensure that the adopted curriculum is implemented in accordance with sections 35 and 36. It also requires a local authority that secures FNNE to exercise its functions with a view to ensuring that the adopted curriculum for that FNNE is implemented in that way. A local authority might, for instance, comply with this duty by means of its contractual arrangements with its FNNE providers.

Section 35 – General implementation requirements

70.This section sets out general requirements regarding the way in which an adopted curriculum must be implemented for children receiving FNNE.

Section 36 – Requirements related to areas of learning and experience and cross-curricular skills

71.This section requires the adopted curriculum to be implemented in a way that secures teaching and learning for each child that encompasses the areas of learning and experience, including the mandatory elements. Taken with section 6, the effect is that the teaching and learning provided for each child must encompass the key concepts set out for each area of learning and experience in the What Matters Code.

72.This section also requires the adopted curriculum to be implemented in a way that secures teaching and learning for each child that develops the mandatory cross-curricular skills.

73.Subsection (2) requires teaching and learning for a child in respect of the mandatory element of RSE to be suitable for the child’s stage of development.

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