Plaid Cymru has pledged to cut red tape for teachers to allow them to concentrate on teaching with minimal bureaucracy. Education spokesman Simon Thomas told the party's conference a future Plaid Welsh Government would give schools more freedom.
Having excellent teachers and heads sitting before a computer filling in forms or ticking boxes, or sweating over reports at home, is a waste of their talent and commitment. I want to see them freed up to teach at the whiteboard face as much as possible.
That’s why I’m proposing to set up a taskforce to work with teaching unions to cut unnecessary bureaucracy. We want to work with schools and give them the freedom to achieve.
I want to see a system where the Welsh Government sets learning outcomes for schools, but to allows them flexibility to decide how they want to get there. We need to nurture best practice, and teachers need freedom to do that.
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