Sean Peter Castle recommended reading – NSW Curriculum Review – July 2020

NSW Curriculum Review

Sean Peter Castle – HT Teaching and Learning:

Very useful information for educators relating to the New South Wales curriculum review.

This week the Premier announced that the NSW school curriculum will be overhauled to improve standards, with changes starting in 2021 and all years learning the new curriculum by 2024.

Changes include:

  • Stronger foundations in literacy and numeracy with new English and Maths syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 2 by 2022
  • More time for teaching essential knowledge and skills in each subject by 2022
  • Year 11 and 12 learning will be better linked to future work and study with new key learning areas and career pathways by 2022.

The reforms are based on the Summary of recommendations of the NSW Curriculum Review led by Professor Geoff Masters – the first significant review of the NSW curriculum since 1989.

The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that teachers are a key partner in achieving the curriculum reforms.

The NSW Education Standards Authority will work closely with the Department of Education, Catholic Schools NSW and the Association of Independent Schools NSW, as well as other key stakeholders, to involve and support teachers and school leaders in developing new syllabuses and implementing changes. This may include opportunities for consultation, collaborative planning and professional networking.


Visit the NSW Curriculum Review to view:

  • a short video about the reforms
  • the final report of the NSW Curriculum Review
  • the NSW Government response
  • fact sheets and other resources
  • research papers commissioned to support the NSW Curriculum Review.

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