A report by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has heavily criticised the Welsh Labour Government for a lack of vision and for 'overwhelming' schools with too many changes.
As reported by Wales Online the OECD report said the Welsh Government's tendency to introduce so many new initiatives in such a short space of time risked "reform fatigue" and believes accountability has "not been adequately matched with the provision of additional support to meet the raised expectations".
Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Powell says the report outlines what many people involved in education already knew.
"As a Governor at Hawthorn High School we, like every other school in Wales, are constantly bombarded with new rules and regulations, different ways of doing things, changes to the curriculum. There never seems to be time allowed for one new system to be bedded in before the music starts and the merry go round begins again.
"The report is critical of the lack of support for schools in implementing new policies and addressing poor performance. This was evidenced recently in the shambolic handling of the new English exams.
"Our children have been let down by the Welsh Labour Government and a succession of Education Ministers who seem more interested in making their mark than in improving standards."