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£20m schools plan is 'game changer,' Huw Lewis says

Forty underperforming schools across Wales will be expected to show improvement "at pace," says Education Minister Huw Lewis.

The schools are taking part in a £20m Welsh government scheme to improve the quality of teaching and learning by sharing expertise.

Each school been chosen to receive half a million pounds each, as part of Schools Challenge Cymru.

Similar schemes have been running successfully in London and Manchester for nearly a decade.

Wales has been ranked bottom in the UK in the most recent Pisa international education tests run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Mr Lewis said he expected the schools challenge scheme to be a "game changer".

  • 01 May 2014
  • From the section Wales
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