Ann Jones AM: ‘schools right across the community are performing well’

Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd Ann Jones has responded to the banding figures for schools in Denbighshire, which were published today.

Ann Jones said:

“Banding is important as it provides us with the detailed information we need to make sure that we challenge schools who are not delivering for our young people.

“I am very pleased to say that this year’s banding figures clearly show that schools right across the community are performing well; most schools in Denbighshire made significant improvements and a handful of schools maintained last year’s levels.

“The Welsh Labour Government has made a clear commitment to raising standards and performance in schools, improving levels of literacy and numeracy and reducing the impact of poverty on educational attainment.

“Banding, alongside increased funding, our Pupil Deprivation Grant and Teach First, is at the heart of our school improvement agenda.”