After completing a PGCE in 2010, Kirsty Rimmer taught in Hertfordshire and then returned to teach in Wales. On gaining the role of Literacy Coordinator in her current school, Kirsty has initiated a Project Based Learning approach in order to meet the demands of the NLNF in Wales and to offer pupils real life, interdisciplinary learning opportunities with a sustainability-themed edge.
Secondary and primary teachers across Wales have been faced with the challenge of embedding the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) into their whole school curriculums. Ambitious in scope, the LNF is a planning and assessment tool that maps key literacy and numeracy statements from the start of KS2 through to the end of KS3. Pupils will be assessed against the framework, as well as sitting annual national reading, numerical reasoning and numerical procedural tests every May.