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Welsh Governing Body: Memorandum agreed

20 September 2013

gavin drake

A NEW Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed between the Church in Wales and the National Society.

The document, signed by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, and the general secretary of the National Society, the Revd Jan Ainsworth, confirms the National Society's support for church schools in Wales, and its backing for the aims of last year's Church in Wales education review.

It also acknowledged the potential imbalance in the allocation of resources between the two provinces.

The National Society's deputy general secretary for Wales, the Revd Edwin Counsell, said that the memorandum recognised organisational divergence in the English and Welsh education systems, after Welsh devolution in 1998. The 165 schools in Wales were a distinctive Christian force, and the memorandum would encourage the schools and their staff.

The Bishop of St Asaph, the Rt Revd Gregory Cameron, Bishop with responsibility for education, said that the support of the National Society would strengthen Church in Wales schools.

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