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Wales 'not doing well enough' on English education standards

Pupils in Wales continue to lag behind the rest of the UK in English lessons despite improvements, say inspectors.

More teaching of practical writing skills is needed, says a report by Estyn,, which found a significant minority of schools have pupils who do not read or write well enough.

There are concerns about the standards of spelling, grammar and punctuation in English classes.

But the majority achieved good standards in spoken English.

Wendy Young, the author of the report, told BBC Wales political reporter James Williams that Wales is not doing well enough compared to pupils in other UK nations and elsewhere.

  • 17 Jun 2014
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