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Failing schools: Merthyr leader expected poor schools report

The education services in two more areas of Wales should be taken into special measures, according to the education watchdog Estyn.

Merthyr Tydfil and Monmouthshire are the latest councils deemed to be failing pupils, following Anglesey, Blaenau Gwent and Pembrokeshire.

Education Minister Leighton Andrews said he will take action, blaming the quality of education management.

Brendan Toomey, Labour leader of Merthyr Tydfil council, told Bethan Rhys Roberts of BBC Radio Wales they expected a bad inspectors' report after winning control from an independent group.

  • 20 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales
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