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From this autumn, newly qualified teachers in Wales will have the opportunity to enrol on a unique Masters programme in Education which will be supported by a new one stop shop website which goes live today. The idea is to give new teachers some extra help as they embark upon their careers.
Education Minister Leighton Andrews says the new Masters in Educational Practice has been designed to drive up standards in schools and focus on three main priorities: literacy, numeracy and reducing the impact of poverty on attainment.
It will be funded by the Welsh Government.
The NQT's will be supported by mentors, who will play a key role in the three year's of the degree programme. The new website 'Learning Wales' will pull together all relevant Welsh Government and Estyn documents for teachers onto one site. The Education Minister had this to say: