Education reforms

21 September 2012

SIGNIFICANT progress has been made in the past three years on 32 of the recommendations in The Church in Wales Education Review ( Feature, 12 February 2010). The document, originally discussed by the GB in 2009, made 70 recommendations to the Church in Wales, the Welsh government, and other bodies.

Presenting an interim report, the Bishop of St Asaph, the Rt Revd Gregory Cameron, quoted the Provincial Education Officer, the Revd Edwin Counsell, as saying that diocesan directors of education needed two skills: "Experience in the diplomatic service, and some time spent in the Special Air Service as well."

He said: "We have to fight our corner with government at national and local level." The review and its implementation "has strengthened our hand as a provider of education".

A motion welcoming the progress was passed unanimously.

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