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Satisfaction with Welsh schools tumbles according to National Survey for Wales

Satisfaction with Welsh public services continues to tumble according to official Welsh Government statistics.

The National Survey for Wales (April 2017 – May 2018) suggests that one in four parents are not satisfied with their children’s secondary school.

It found a marked decline in satisfaction with secondary schools over the last year: from 85% in 2016/17, to just 75% in 2017/18.

The survey also confirmed the continuation of a gradual decline in satisfaction with primary schools: from 92% in 2012/13 – to 88% last year.

Commenting on the survey, Shadow Education Secretary – Darren Millar – said:

“We already know that Welsh education is suffering the consequences of Labour’s financial mismanagement and a growing crisis in teacher recruitment.

“But the National Survey for Wales appears to suggest that the public are losing faith in the Welsh Government’s ability to deliver improvements to education outcomes in Wales.

“Children and young people only get one shot at their education and we must not let them down.

“This should be a wake-up call for the Education Secretary, who must acknowledge the concerns of parents across Wales and deliver a robust plan to ensure that Wales has a thriving education system which helps our children to flourish.”