Education Minister Leighton Andrews has told AMs that intervention in failing schools by ministers should be up to local authorities not Welsh ministers. He told Shadow Education minister Angela Burns that the intention of his Schools' bill was to encourage local authorities to act.
Mr Andrews acknowledged that 'there may be circumstances' where a ministerial intervention is needed but he said they should be rare.
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A major review will be published later this morning into student finance and higher education in Wales.
Dull and damp for much of Wales as we start the day, with drier and brighter weather on the way this afternoon.