Estyn: Monmouthshire and Merthyr Tydfil councils face 'special measures'

The councils will now have to produce plans to show how they will tackle the issues in the reports

The schools inspectorate Estyn says the quality of local authority education services for children and young people in Monmouthshire and Merthyr Tydfil is "unsafisfactory".

It is recommending both should be taken into special measures.

The reports say the councils have not done enough to work out where they need to improve, and how best to help poor performing schools.

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The schools watchdog Estyn says the quality of local authority education services for children and young people in Monmouthshire and Merthyr Tydfil is "unsafisfactory". It is recommending both the authorities should be taken into special measures.