Taffia Don: Welsh Nationalist Commentary
The BBC have reported a damning report that is the result of 12 years of stewardship of the educational system in
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Too many schools are "coasting", it says, and standards of literacy and numeracy are too low.
It says that some local authorities "lack the capacity" to improve the performance of their schools.
"If urgent steps are not taken, then we could well enter a downward spiral in terms of performance," it says.
Standards of literacy and numeracy are significantly lower than they should be in
The group was hopeful that the learn-through-play foundation phase for under sevens would help raise standards in literacy and numeracy. But it said that without diagnostic testing the phase will "not be well founded". "If we are not careful standards will regress rather than improve because of the introduction of the foundation phase," it says.
A third of education spending - or £1.3bn - was swallowed by administration.