UCAC education union has welcomed Estyn’s latest recommendations on Literacy contained in a report published today.
The report, based on research in 21 secondary schools, focuses on Key Stage 3 – the first three years of secondary school.
Rebecca Williams, UCAC’s Policy Officer said “The report makes clear and constructive recommendations which will give a strong steer to schools, Local Authorities and the Government. We agree with the call for literacy to be tackled right across the curriculum rather than being limited to subjects such as English and Welsh. The recommendations on consistent monitoring of pupil progress also make perfect sense, and will allow teachers to spot problems early on, and to trigger appropriate support. We’re especially glad that the report recognises the need for focussed training for teachers in this field – there will be immense pressure on them to raise standards, and they need to be supported in their efforts to do so.”
Notes: UCAC is a Wales-based union that represents school-teachers, head-teachers, FE and HE lecturers
For further information, contact: Rebecca Williams (Policy Officer) on 01970 639950 / 07787 572180