£7m education scheme

The Welsh Government has launched a new programme to improve basic standards of reading, writing and numeracy for 5 to 14 year-olds in Wales.

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Opinions divided over education scheme

A multi-million pound national Literacy and Numeracy Framework has been announced to help improve standards in our schools.

The Welsh Government says the investment is needed as results aren't as high as they should be. But as David Wood reports, the scheme has divided teaching unions with one threatening strike action.

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Welsh Government launches literacy and numeracy scheme

£7m will be spent on the new scheme to improve standards of reading, writing and numeracy

The Welsh Government has launched a new programme to improve basic standards of reading, writing and numeracy for 5 to 14 year-olds in Wales.

£7m will be spent on a Literacy and Numeracy Framework to help schools drive up standards in subjects across the curriculum.

Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews said the framework sets realistic and achievable expectations for teaching of literacy and numeracy and will be a critical tool in improving children's academic achievements.

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