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.
More top news
Plans to half food waste in Wales have been announced by the Welsh Environment Secretary, in a move to become a zero waste nation by 2050.
As thousands of students receive their A level results, there will be a focus on the numbers getting the top grades after last year's dip.
After a cloudy start on today, most places will soon brighten up with some warm sunny spells for many.