Minister gets tough

23rd November 2007 at 00:00
Education minister Jane Hutt has ordered Denbighshire council to report to an independent recovery board on a monthly basis after Welsh inspectorate Estyn attacked the authority's plans to turn around its beleaguered education services, claiming they are not ambitious enough and will take too long to act on. The North Wales council must now bring its performance-raising plans up to scratch by December 27, Ms Hutt said in the Senedd on Wednesday. She said the council's intended plan of action, following a highly critical inspection report this autumn on educational standards and provision, did have some positive features.

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