The Welsh Government says it shares the chief inspector of schools in Wales' concerns that local councils are under performing, following the publication of of Estyn's annual report.
The positives in today's report are welcome and encouraging. Areas identified as needing attention, literacy, numeracy and strengthening leadership, mirror our priorities and are at the forefront of what we're working hard to deliver.
Through rigorous policies, like our national implementation plan for 3 to 16 education (Improving Schools), the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework and through training and developing leaders for the future, we're delivering for our learners.
We share Estyn's concerns about the number of local authorities who are not performing as well as they should. It's one of the reasons why the Minister has brought forward an in-depth review of the effectiveness of the current education delivery system in Wales.
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