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Key education policy was 'rushed' says watchdog Estyn

A key policy to drive up standards in numeracy and literacy in Wales has made "modest" progress, two years after being introduced.

In a report on literacy standards of 11 to 14 year olds, education watchdog Estyn blamed a lack of time and support for schools.

The provision to develop pupils' literacy skills in a majority of schools was found to be only "adequate".

The Welsh government has been asked to comment.

Estyn inspector Tony Sparks explained possible reasons why progress has been slow.

  • 13 Jan 2015
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