Hywel I. Evans: Welsh Schools Curriculum Records

Scope and Content

The fonds comprises records, 1983-1993, relating to the implementation of the national curriculum in England and Wales pursuant to the provisions of the 1988 Education Reform Act. The records were accumulated by Hywel I. Evans as chair of the Curriculum Council for Wales, and as a member of other committees which were responsible for the implementation of the national curriculum in Wales and England.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hywel I. Evans, the first Chairman of the Curriculum Council for Wales, was born in Bebington, in the Wirral on 17 March 1930. He studied theology at Jesus College, Oxford. He lectured at University College Bangor from 1962 to 1972, where he was given responsibility for the development of training. He became Principal of the Teacher Training College, Wrexham in 1972, and stayed until 1975 when he was appointed Associate Principal (Academic) of the North Wales Institute. In 1979 he left the Institute and was appointed Headmaster of Ysgol Aberconwy. He was appointed the first Chairman of the Curriculum Council for Wales in 1988. He was also nominated to serve as the Welsh representative on the School Curriculum Development Committee in 1984 and was appointed Vice-Chairman of its Committee for Wales.

Arrangement

Arranged at NLW according to provenance into four groups: National Curriculum Council, 1985-1993, School Curriculum Development Committee, 1983-1989, School Examinations and Assessment Council, 1989-1991, and the Curriculum Council for Wales, 1986-1993.

Access Information

Records of the National Curriculum Council, School Curriculum Development Committee and The School Examinations and Assessment Council are public records. Parts of the fonds are closed: see file level descriptions. Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr Hywel I. Evans, Llety'r Adar, Conwy, June 1999.; A1999/66

Note

Hywel I. Evans, the first Chairman of the Curriculum Council for Wales, was born in Bebington, in the Wirral on 17 March 1930. He studied theology at Jesus College, Oxford. He lectured at University College Bangor from 1962 to 1972, where he was given responsibility for the development of training. He became Principal of the Teacher Training College, Wrexham in 1972, and stayed until 1975 when he was appointed Associate Principal (Academic) of the North Wales Institute. In 1979 he left the Institute and was appointed Headmaster of Ysgol Aberconwy. He was appointed the first Chairman of the Curriculum Council for Wales in 1988. He was also nominated to serve as the Welsh representative on the School Curriculum Development Committee in 1984 and was appointed Vice-Chairman of its Committee for Wales.

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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available in NLW.

Archivist's Note

October 2000.

Compiled by Sally McInnes.

The following sources were used in the compliation of this list: Introducing the National Curriculum Council (1989) and NCC Annual Report, 1988-1989; School Curriculum Development Committee: Committee for Wales (1985); SEAC and its work (1990); Curriculum Council for Wales, Annual Reports, 1988-1990, 1990-1991.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply

Appraisal Information

Action: All of Hywel I. Evans's papers donated to the Library have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

A substantial body of published material is in the Department of Printed Books. Further records of the National Curriculum Council; the School Curriculum Development Committee; the School Examinations and Assessment Council and the Curriculum Council for Wales and held at the Public Record Office.

Additional Information

Published

Geographical Names