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Estyn education report

There is still cause for concern over standards of reading, writing and numeracy in schools in Wales, according to the education watchdog Estyn. It also says the number of schools judged to be "good" or "excellent" is down on last year.

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Estyn report sparks education row

A war of words has broken out over the quality of teachers in schools across Wales and the independence of the inspectors who are supposed to ensure the highest possible standards.

It comes after the Chief Inspector of Education and Training, Ann Keane expressed fresh concern about reading and writing. Her annual report says: "in over half of secondary schools, some teachers' expectations are too low."

But tonight the NASUWT - Wales largest teaching union - said Estyn itself should be graded as "barely adequate", on the basis of today's report. Our education correspondent Joanna Simpson has the story.

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