June 2009

04 June 2009

Students Mustn't Miss Out Because Of Post Code Lottery

Sixth formers mustn’t miss out on vital education because the Welsh Assembly Government is playing a postcode lottery with funding, says Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.  

Mr Davies, who is also Shadow Welsh Education Minister, says that alarming evidence is emerging of an imbalance in sixth form funding.

Following mass demonstrations, the Welsh Assembly Government was forced into an embarrassing u‐turn on plans to cut sixth form funding earlier this year.

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Welsh Pupils Do Well ToThrive In Crumbling Classrooms

Schoolchildren are doing well to thrive in classrooms that are crumbling because of underinvestment, says Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.

Mr Davies, who is also Shadow Welsh Education Minister, was responding to the news that there is at least a £1.6 billion backlog of school repairs across Wales.

A local education expert estimated this week that schools in Wales are lagging 40 to 50 years behind those in England in terms of physical upkeep.

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02 June 2009

Ambition Needed To Tackle Underinvestment In School Buildings

RESPONDING to today's claims that school building maintenance and modernisation in Wales is 'decades' behind England, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"If we are to tackle the legacy of underinvestment in school building modernisation the Assembly Government needs to be far more ambitious than it has been to date in accessing all available funds.

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Teachers 'Not Up To Scratch' In Maths Findings Worrying

RESPONDING to today's Estyn report on best practice in mathematics for pupils aged 3 to 7 years old, Shadow   Minister Paul Davies said:  

"I'm very concerned that this report has found some primary school pupils in Wales are not being challenged enough in  their math lessons.

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