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Minister Huw Lewis says literacy and numeracy policy has impact

A key policy to drive up standards in numeracy and literacy in Wales has made "modest" progress, partly due to a lack of support from the Welsh government.

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 only "adequate".

But Education Minister Huw Lewis said there has been progress over the last year and he was confident it is already having an impact.

  • 13 Jan 2015
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