The Conservatives have also criticised a Welsh Government decision to push ahead with plans to fine parents of persistent truants.
This is a lazy Labour government piling all its eggs into a basket of punishment – at the expense of support and liaison.
There is a real danger that these fines will hit the most vulnerable hardest and ignore the real reasons behind truancy.
I fear fines will stack up while behaviour remains largely unchanged.
Low school attendance can have a hugely detrimental impact upon a child and Labour Ministers should be working hard to tackle the problem at its root causes.
More top news
Gwent Police are appealing for information following a fatal crash at Junction 2 of the M48 in Chepstow.
Warnings aplenty in the forecast for the next few days I'm afraid! Strong winds and heavy rain combining to make it rather miserable!
Caernarfon Castle is to host 'Weeping Window', one of the iconic poppy sculptures installed at the Tower of London last year.