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Estyn report finds basic skills development failings in Welsh schools

15 May 2012

Many schools in Wales are failing to plan well enough how to develop the basic skills at Key Stage 3 according to schools' inspectorate Estyn. It found that many schools do develop literacy and numeracy skills in English, Welsh, maths and IT lessons, but not in other subjects. It also found that around 40% of pupils cannot read as well as they should as they start secondary school and some never catch up.

Estyn's chief inspector Ann Keane said:

We found that although nearly all schools have someone with overall responsibility for the development and implementation of skills, only a few schools successfully plan the progressive development of pupils' skills across the curriculum.

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