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£10,000 for every Band 4 and 5 school announced by Minister
Education Minister Leighton Andrews has today announced plans to provide £10,000 for every Band 4 and 5 secondary school in Wales.
Thursday 08 March 2012
The funding is being given to secure improvements in standards and performance.

In a keynote speech at the All Nations Centre in Cardiff Leighton Andrews said that Band 4 and 5 schools would have to submit clear action plans with improvement targets to their local consortia before they can access this additional money.

The Minister said:

“I have been clear that I want to see standards and performance in Education in Wales improve across the board. This funding, along with the pupil deprivation grant, should support schools to address underachievement. In return for this investment I expect schools and teachers to agree to share their best practice. Consortia will be expected to facilitate this.”

In addition to the new funding the Minister also announced the creation of a new Practitioners Panel to advise the Welsh Government on best practice, the exchange of ideas between teachers and headteachers, and the quality of materials and resources being introduced into the education system in Wales.

The new panel will meet every two months and will be comprised of leading head teachers or teachers. They will serve for two years then hand over to a new panel. The names of the panel will be announced in due course.

Leighton Andrews said:

“The theme of my speech is learning from the best and we have some world class best practice in Wales which needs to be shared across the whole of the country and the profession.

“The best teachers I see in our schools are the ones eager to learn and share their experiences. I want to see teachers sharing their ideas and the new panel which I’ve announced today will be at the heart of delivering this.”

The Minister also took the opportunity during the speech to remind local authorities of their ongoing responsibilities in raising standards and performance in schools in Wales.

Mr Andrews said:

“Estyn has now inspected about half of our local authorities. Three were good. Four were adequate, and three unsatisfactory.

“I warned that local authorities had a year to start to demonstrate that they were delivering. Regional working is in place and consortia are providing stronger and more substantial school improvement services. But local authorities have to demonstrate they are delivering improved performance and also delegating 80% of their budgets to schools by September 2012 and 85% by September 2014.

“I warned local authorities that there would be a further review by 2013, as recommended by the Task and Finish Group on the Structure of Delivery of Education. I said that if they couldn’t demonstrate that they were delivering, then more radical restructuring of education delivery on a regional basis should follow. That still remains my expectation.
 £10,000 for every Band 4 and 5 school announced by Minister
Education Minister Leighton Andrews has today announced plans to provide £10,000 for every Band 4 and 5 secondary school in Wales.
Thursday 08 March 2012
The funding is being given to secure improvements in standards and performance.

In a keynote speech at the All Nations Centre in Cardiff Leighton Andrews said that Band 4 and 5 schools would have to submit clear action plans with improvement targets to their local consortia before they can access this additional money.

The Minister said:

“I have been clear that I want to see standards and performance in Education in Wales improve across the board. This funding, along with the pupil deprivation grant, should support schools to address underachievement. In return for this investment I expect schools and teachers to agree to share their best practice. Consortia will be expected to facilitate this.”

In addition to the new funding the Minister also announced the creation of a new Practitioners Panel to advise the Welsh Government on best practice, the exchange of ideas between teachers and headteachers, and the quality of materials and resources being introduced into the education system in Wales.

The new panel will meet every two months and will be comprised of leading head teachers or teachers. They will serve for two years then hand over to a new panel. The names of the panel will be announced in due course.

Leighton Andrews said:

“The theme of my speech is learning from the best and we have some world class best practice in Wales which needs to be shared across the whole of the country and the profession.

“The best teachers I see in our schools are the ones eager to learn and share their experiences. I want to see teachers sharing their ideas and the new panel which I’ve announced today will be at the heart of delivering this.”

The Minister also took the opportunity during the speech to remind local authorities of their ongoing responsibilities in raising standards and performance in schools in Wales.

Mr Andrews said:

“Estyn has now inspected about half of our local authorities. Three were good. Four were adequate, and three unsatisfactory.

“I warned that local authorities had a year to start to demonstrate that they were delivering. Regional working is in place and consortia are providing stronger and more substantial school improvement services. But local authorities have to demonstrate they are delivering improved performance and also delegating 80% of their budgets to schools by September 2012 and 85% by September 2014.

“I warned local authorities that there would be a further review by 2013, as recommended by the Task and Finish Group on the Structure of Delivery of Education. I said that if they couldn’t demonstrate that they were delivering, then more radical restructuring of education delivery on a regional basis should follow. That still remains my expectation
 
£10,000 for every Band 4 and 5 school announced by Minister
Education Minister Leighton Andrews has today announced plans to provide £10,000 for every Band 4 and 5 secondary school in Wales.
Thursday 08 March 2012
The funding is being given to secure improvements in standards and performance.

In a keynote speech at the All Nations Centre in Cardiff Leighton Andrews said that Band 4 and 5 schools would have to submit clear action plans with improvement targets to their local consortia before they can access this additional money.

The Minister said:

“I have been clear that I want to see standards and performance in Education in Wales improve across the board. This funding, along with the pupil deprivation grant, should support schools to address underachievement. In return for this investment I expect schools and teachers to agree to share their best practice. Consortia will be expected to facilitate this.”

In addition to the new funding the Minister also announced the creation of a new Practitioners Panel to advise the Welsh Government on best practice, the exchange of ideas between teachers and headteachers, and the quality of materials and resources being introduced into the education system in Wales.

The new panel will meet every two months and will be comprised of leading head teachers or teachers. They will serve for two years then hand over to a new panel. The names of the panel will be announced in due course.

Leighton Andrews said:

“The theme of my speech is learning from the best and we have some world class best practice in Wales which needs to be shared across the whole of the country and the profession.

“The best teachers I see in our schools are the ones eager to learn and share their experiences. I want to see teachers sharing their ideas and the new panel which I’ve announced today will be at the heart of delivering this.”

The Minister also took the opportunity during the speech to remind local authorities of their ongoing responsibilities in raising standards and performance in schools in Wales.

Mr Andrews said:

“Estyn has now inspected about half of our local authorities. Three were good. Four were adequate, and three unsatisfactory.

“I warned that local authorities had a year to start to demonstrate that they were delivering. Regional working is in place and consortia are providing stronger and more substantial school improvement services. But local authorities have to demonstrate they are delivering improved performance and also delegating 80% of their budgets to schools by September 2012 and 85% by September 2014.

“I warned local authorities that there would be a further review by 2013, as recommended by the Task and Finish Group on the Structure of Delivery of Education. I said that if they couldn’t demonstrate that they were delivering, then more radical restructuring of education delivery on a regional basis should follow. That still remains my expectation.”

Eddie Legge
Rocke

Put in layman's terms the Education of Welsh children is a complete mess.

Since most councils in Wales are Labour controlled there'll be more Band 4 and 5 schools in Labour-controlled areas than non-Labour-controlled ones.

Have you seen Labour-controlled Torfaen's results?
But no commissioners, just 'have a nice 5-figure handout Brothers'.

Where's local Labour's complaints about how this council has been treated?
Party before public again.

Cllr Hillman got a kicking for apportioning blame to just about everybody, now Leighton Andrews is getting organisations such as Estyn and his mate Carl Sergeant to do the same.

How about having a go at parents who don't ensure that their children take the trouble to get an education Eddie ?

The Gazette made interesting reading didn't it?
Council takes parents to court for failing to ensure attendance at school.
Probably makes the Independents some sort of Stasi does it?

It's bad enough working with people who won't stand up for themselves, defend initiatives and hence show themselves to be real champions of citizens, without having to do it for them by having to attend to your valueless antics.
Eddie legge

Not only Independants

Come off it Rocke
Why did you say that Estyn went to Ebbw Vale
because it was governed by Independants
Torfaen has a labour controlled council
Why did they go there
Eddie Legge
Rocke

I realise that Labour's had a failed education ( all those flying apostrophe's - that's one there Eddie ( no, not the one in 'that's', that's a corrrect one ( and that one is ) (ironic with Uncle Barry having been an educationalist I gather ).

Anyway you haven't a clue.
Yet another opportunity to show how out of touch you and your ilk are.

Estyn is the Schools Inspectorate. It goes to every LEA (usually the  council, if it's (that's not one - neither is that) a Unitary Authority to inspect the schools in its area (note - no flyer).

It's ( correct use, don't - so's that, and that one - bother checking ) the findings that determine what action, if any, needs to be taken.
Well, the Inspectors findings coupled with the slant that Labour ministers down The Bay want to put on them.

I'm actually glad they're ( both of them are OK as well ) here. Things will get done far quicker and with far more rigour having expert assistance.

It's the parents and children of Labour-led Torfaen and any  Authority that is 'Unstaisfactory' I feel sorry for.
Labour Big Brothers down the bay sheltering their little brothers at the sharp end is actually depriving children of the best possible chance.
Do you know that Labour-led Torfaen has had to apply to 'the Minister' to disband the board of governors of a secondary school in Cwmbran because of failure to show improvement despite the amount of support it's (that's OK as well - and that one) received.

Do you know that the Chair of Governors is a former Executive Member of Torfaen, and of course Labour ?

Mmm.... I reckon I could do a good job of standing in Torfaen myself, or at least advising like-minded citizens over there.

Now that WOULD be interesting.

They've ( that one's OK as well because it signifies concatenation ) (in fact they both are) done you another disservice Eddie.

How much longer are you going to allow a bunch of amateurs to use your name and give me ammunition with which to rubbish it and the Party ?

Can you believe it ?
These people didn't even know what Estyn does.
They actually thought Estyn was Welsh for 'Commissioners' I suppose........  Very Happy
SonOfACynic

Slightly patronising there one thinks Rocke!!!!!
Rocke

I simply couldn't ( er...oops, no, sorry ) resist.    Very Happy

It's the irony of it.
These people preach to us, tell us what's best and use that as the excuse to be 'qualified' to throw all manner of carp (sic) at the people who usurped their rightful place as Lords of Blaenau Gwent.

Let he who is without sin.... as The Good Book says.

The lucky people of Cwmtillery will have fun with the manifestos this year !!

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