Education rally in Cardiff

Hundreds of teaching figures have attended a rally in Cardiff, saying they want to 'defend' the education system in Wales. The Welsh Government says measures have been put in place to raise standards and performance in education.

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Teaching unions hold rally to 'defend' education

A rally will be held in Cardiff today Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Parents, teachers and governors are coming together for a rally in Cardiff today as part of a campaign to 'defend' the education of children and young people.

Organised by the NASUWT and NUT, the Rallies for Education are part of the two unions' campaign of industrial action which will include a 'rolling programme' of strike action at the end of the summer and into the autumn in England and Wales.

Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary, said: "These rallies for education are being held in defence of our world-class public education system, which politicians seem determined to wreck."

The rally will take place in Mary Ann Street from 12pm.

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