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School banding criticised by teachers in TES survey

2 September 2013 Last updated at 21:09 BST

Education reforms have "decreased morale and motivation" among school teachers and heads, a survey has found.

Almost three-quarters of the 941 respondents said recent changes had not been for the best and cited extra pressure and increased criticism.

Meanwhile 62% of teaching staff and 75% of heads said a new banding system had not improved standards in schools.

The Welsh government said changes can "take time to bed in" and more support would be offered to teachers.

Carwyn Jones reports.

Teachers' morale 'hit by reforms'