Dr Bethan Gordon leads Cardiff Met’s role (together with Professor Gareth Loudon, Dr Anna Bryant, Dr David Aldous, Dr Jennie Clement and Gemma Mitchell) in the National Professional Enquiry Project (NPEP), a Welsh Government led programme designed to prepare teachers for the launch of a new curriculum in 2022/2023. The four-year project started in 2018.
NPEP is part of the National Approach to Professional Learning set by the Welsh Government, and is a collaboration between the Welsh Government, regional consortia and higher education institutions (HEIs) in Wales. A key part of NPEP is working with Lead Enquiry schools across Wales to help teachers develop their professional enquiry skills in preparation for the New Curriculum for Wales. To extend the work beyond Lead Enquiry schools, from September 2020, additional Partner Enquiry schools have joined the project (an average of four partner schools working with one lead enquiry school).