UK policies shunned

4th June 2010 at 01:00

Wales will not adopt the UK Government's policies on academies and free schools, education minister Leighton Andrews has vowed. During a debate at the Senedd, Conservative AM Nick Ramsay said many schools saw advantages to becoming academies, such as specialisation and promoting best practice, and asked the minister how he would make sure Welsh schools are not left behind. But Mr Andrews said: "Neither the academy schools programme nor the free schools policy has any place in our education policies in Wales."

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