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Hill report recommends fewer education services in Wales

The 22 education services running schools in Wales should be cut by a third, a review has recommended.

From 2014, education would then be run by regional consortia with council leaders among their board members.

In his report, Robert Hill, who was an adviser to former Prime Minister Tony Blair, says "new slim line elected local authorities" could run education.

Schools inspectorate Estyn says council education staff are spread too thinly and cannot offer specialist help.

'Cut a third' of education services

  • 18 Jun 2013