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£1m to strengthen how Foundation Phase is delivered


The Welsh Government is investing £1 million to develop the skills of staff who teach the curriculum for all three to seven year olds in Wales.

The funding will be used to develop a Foundation Phase Excellence Network, which will support the sharing of effective practice and work closely with the National Networks of Excellence in Science and Technology and Mathematics, which are already being developed.

Recent independent evaluations have shown that where Foundation Phase is being implemented well, it is raising the attainment of all children, but highlighted the need for greater consistency of delivery.

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