Estyn: Vulnerable children let down by pupil referral units

The Welsh education system is making progress, but significant challenges remain, according to the watchdog Estyn's annual report. Standards in primary schools slipped in the last year, but they are still ahead of secondaries. Inspectors say "too many" pupil referral units "fail" the vulnerable pupils who attend them.

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Welsh Govt vows to act on 'failing' pupil referral units

Wales' education watchdog has warned that some of our most vulnerable pupils are being let down due to huge inconsistencies in provision outside of mainstream schools.

In its annual report, Estyn said that, while special schools are very successful, too many pupil referral units are 'failing' the children who attend them.

The Education Minister Huw Lewis today pledged to act urgently to address the problems.

Tom Sheldrick reports:

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