Anglesey schools' poor standards

Schools on Anglesey are 'unsatisfactory', inspectors have found. The Welsh Government says it will send in a recovery board to raise education standards in a council that is already run by commissioners it appointed last year.

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Anglesey parents fear children being let down

Education inspectors have strongly criticised school standards on Anglesey, branding the county's schools as 'unsatisfactory'.

The Welsh Government announced today it would send in another specialist team to try to correct educational failures, despite its commissioners taking overall charge of the council more than a year ago.

This afternoon, parents in Menai Bridge expressed concerns that their children being let down.

ITV Wales' Political Editor Adrian Masters reports.

Education Minister defends Welsh Government's role in Anglesey

Leighton Andrews, Wales' Minister for Education and Skills, has defended the Welsh Government's role in Anglesey's schools issue.

A second intervention into Anglesey Council has been ordered by the Welsh government after an Estyn report judged the authority's performance unsatisfactory.

But Leighton Andrews told ITV Wales' Political Editor Adrian Masters that the new Government-appointed Director of Education in Anglesey "hadn't yet had enough time to take on the challenges that face that council."


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