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Pupils' maths skills must improve in Wales, says minister

Schools in Wales must show a "greater sense of urgency" when it comes to improving maths skills, says Education Minister Huw Lewis.

It follows a report warning that Welsh pupils' number abilities are "at best average" at over half the schools inspectors visited last year.

Despite improvements, Estyn says too many pupils struggle with the basics.

The minister said schools need to ask themselves honest questions about the issue and how to address numeracy.

  • 13 Nov 2014
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