14/04/2017 BBC Wales Today


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A teaching union is calling for the Welsh Government


to delay the start of the new School Curriculum,


because they say staff won't have had time to learn the new skills


The National Union of Teachers says a significant proportion


of their members believe change is happening too quickly.


The new curriculum proposed by Professor Graham Donaldson


heralds the biggest shake-up in education in a generation.


With learning divided into six areas, from the expressive arts,


Covering pupils from the age of three right up to 16,


it will expect all teachers to deliver learning and literacy,


numeracy and digital competency and IT skills.


It's less focused on formal testing and aims to give


teachers more flexibility in tailoring their lessons around


However, one union believes its implementation should be delayed


after a survey revealed teachers just aren't ready for it to be fully


We know, for example, that some 45% of teachers do not


feel competent with regards to the introduction


of the new digital competency framework, which is coming in,


the first level of the new curriculum that's coming in.


A higher proportion, 71% of supply teachers and nearly


40% of schoolteachers lacked confidence or understanding


of Donaldson itself and what is proposed.


68 pioneer schools were chosen to lead the way in developing


the new curriculum, and more have followed.


The unions say though they are fully in favour


of the changes, there is confusion about what they're


They want Education Secretary Kirsty Williams to review


the way the new curriculum will be introduced.


The Welsh Government says it is collectively


A 21-year-old man has been arrested after a woman was seriously injured


last night in Llanelli. The 19-year-old is said to be


in a critical condition after the incident on Graig Avenue.


Police are carrying out house to house enquiries and are appealing


for anyone who was in the area between 5pm and 7pm


Plans to reduce the time it takes for people with hearing loss


to receive surgery have been announced by the Health Secretary.


Vaughan Gething says he's halving the waiting time target


for hearing implant surgery, to 26 weeks.


Natural Resources Wales says it's almost certain


there'll be legal action, after a pollution incident


on the River Teifi near Tregaron in December.


NRW says all the salmon and sea trout in a two-mile stretch


Anglers and businesses in the area have been calling for more


information about the precise impact of the pollution.


We were told that six or seven miles of river was affected


but what we don't know, the information we haven't got is,


Also, more importantly, the invertebrates,


which is the trouts' food, has that been affected?


BBC Wales has learned a major hotel chain will make


a decision early next month, about whether to pull out of a move


The site developer says Premier Inn has concerns about noise


The owner of the club says the developer should have taken


that into account before renovating the site.


Both parties say they're working to resolve the issue.


There is a solution but the solution involves them doing quite a bit of


work. It is our heritage, it is Wales being renowned for music and


Football, and a 1-0 win for Newport County


against Yeovil means they are now just one point adrift from safety in


County are still in the relegation zone but a third straight win means


they are only a point behind their nearest


In the Championship, mid table Cardiff City lost 1-0


Wrexham lost 3-1 to Maidstone United.


Cricket, and play has just ended at the first day


of Glamorgan's County Championship match against Worcestershire


After Glamorgan were bowled out for 207, the visitors were 180-4,


27 runs behind with six wickets remaining.


It's the biggest day in the rugby calendar for the Welsh regions.


Tomorrow more than 60,000 fans are expected at


the Principality Stadium for Judgment Day.


All four clubs are in action, looking to consolidate


But as Claire Summers reports, it's also a last chance for players


to impress British and Irish Lions selectors, before coach


Warren Gatland names his squad next week.


There will be many motivating factors when the teams take to the


The Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys will


kick off proceedings with the Swansea-based


in the table needing a win to keep control of their own fate.


And for the Blues who were thrashed by the


Ospreys in their previous meeting, they want revenge.


They played well that day and they beat us convincingly.


As a team we need to front up tomorrow because they are a good


We have got a good understanding of their strengths and we're going to


have to be on the top of our game without the ball


The Dragons and the Scarlets kick-off later at 5.15 with


the men in red needing a win to close the gap as they hope to


The Dragons have won just four Pro 12


They feel they have something to prove.


He said, I can't wait till next year when we play on Judgment


So he is already looking at it a year away.


If we can play to our potential hopefully we can get


some points out of this game which will keep us heading


Warren Gatland will be keeping a close eye


He names his Lions squad on Wednesday.


And Robin McBryde is finalising who will tour


Judgment Day could play a huge part in deciding how players


Time for the Easter weekend weather forecast now.


Tomorrow the brighter day, some bright spells on Sunday. Improving


again on Monday. Tonight some rain and drizzle moving eastwards. Cloudy


for a time and then turning clearer and chillier overnight. It is a


chilly start tomorrow turning into a largely fine day. A variable amounts


of cloud. Some sunny spells. The odd ice with that show are possible.


Brisk north-westerly winds keeping things relatively cool. Settled


tomorrow, thanks to high pressure from the south. France to the north


and West will edge closer overnight bringing in more unsettled the. --


fronts drying up for most later on. Lastly and not too warm. Easter date


will be a couple of days colder than Christmas Day. Not too bad for the


Easter weekend. Decent sunshine especially Saturday and Monday. Rain


for some on Easter Sunday but remaining cool and breezy.


Ill be back with our next update at 10.20pm.


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