After today's reports detailing the failings in education in Monmouthshire and Merthyr Tydfil, the number of councils that have been recommended for special measures by the education watchdog Estyn has now reached five.
The others are:
- Blaenau Gwent - July 2011 - after Estyn found "systemic" management failures
- Anglesey - July 2012 - after Estyn found "unacceptably low" secondary school attendance rates, among other failings
- Pembrokeshire - December 2012 - after Estyn found "important shortcomings in leadership"
Last November, Wales' Education Minister, Leighton Andrews, announced a review into how schools are run, which raised the prospect of local councils losing responsibility for them.
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There'll be dry and clear spells at times with a scattering of heavy showers thrown in! It will feel fresher too.