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'Welsh government's' Foundation Phase policy varies, reports say

One of the Welsh government's flagship education policies still "varies considerably" between schools three years after it was introduced.

The Foundation Phase for primary pupils - which involves learning through play - is having a positive impact on how pupils learn, according to a review.

But there are also concerns it doesn't prepare children adequately for yearly exams later in education.

Education minister Huw Lewis welcomed the findings.

Simon Pridham, head teacher of Casllwchwr Primary School in Swansea, gave his views to Radio Wales presenter Kayleigh Thomas on the Good Morning Wales programme.

  • 06 May 2014
  • From the section Wales
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