Teachers worry over funding for smaller classes in Wales

BBC is reporting that most schools in Wales that appointed new teachers to cut infant class sizes say they will not be able to keep them when a government grant ends.

A progress report by Education Minister Kirsty Williams on a flagship policy, which began in 2017, said 115 schools were benefiting from the £36m fund.

The Welsh Government said it was targeting the money at schools with significant numbers of poorer pupils, higher levels of children with additional learning needs or with English as an additional language, or where outcomes were lower than average.

But the report said the majority of schools that have received a grant to fund additional teachers said they would not be able to keep them when the grant ends in August 2021.

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