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Earlier today, Mr Hedges joined with the Minister for Education & Skills, Leighton Andrews, at Ynystawe Primary School in Swansea for the formal launch of the programme.
The National Numeracy Programme (NNP) sets out a five year plan of action that will focus on achieving four main goals, including raising the numeracy standards of all pupils; breaking the cycle of underachievement in numeracy; raising the competence and confidence of teachers in teaching numeracy; and improving social attitudes and behaviours around numeracy.
Speaking at the launch of the programme, Ynystawe Primary School Chair of Governors Mike Hedges AM said:
“As both the Chair of Governors at Ynystawe and as the local AM, I’m delighted that the Education Minister has chosen a Swansea school to launch this national programme designed at driving up numeracy standards in our schools.
“Nothing is more important than ensuring all of our young people in Wales have a strong skill set to succeed in everyday life. Key to this is sound arithmetic and numeric skills.
“The new national programme recognises this and demonstrates the Education Minister’s commitment towards improving and raising numeracy standards in classrooms throughout Wales.”
The Minister for Education & Skills, Leighton Andrews, said:
“The National Numeracy Programme will ensure all learners develop sound numeracy skills from an early age and through every stage of their education, supported by a consistent, supportive and intelligent system of assessment.”