Report: Welsh schools have changed in six years

01/28/2009 | Guardian (London), The

A report released recently on six years of changes in Welsh schools shows that the quality of teaching has improved, and primary schools, in particular, are achieving better results. But about one-third of inspections show schools still need to do better. "Children and young people experiencing poverty and social disadvantage, and those looked after by the local authority, are much less likely to come to school and get good results than other pupils," the report states. "The most able and talented pupils are not challenged enough in primary schools. Fewer than 20% of the most able and talented pupils achieve the highest grades."

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