The headteachers' union NAHT CYMRU says it believes the Welsh Government's introduction of a new Literacy and Numeracy Frameworks will enable a more precise method of tracking and helping pupils but criticises the work of local councils.
While we share Estyn's view that it is leading and teaching that matters most, schools cannot operate in isolation. It is a continuing concern that the local authorities who support and challenge our schools are not performing as well as we would wish.
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