NUT Cymru calls for primary school banding to be scrapped
A TEACHING union has again called for plans to band primary schools in Wales to be scrapped.
The NUT (National Union of Teachers) Cymru says that the "baffling and misleading results seen at secondary level totally undermined the credibility of the system".
Secretary David Evans added: "The banding results published in December were a farce. There is little or no confidence in the system from those actually working in classrooms across Wales.
"To see results that send a school previously ranked the best in Wales to band 4, or a school placed in band 3 in the same year as it receives a sector-leading Estyn inspection, is ridiculous. The whole system lacks any credibility and is causing immense damage to teaching morale and standards."
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A Welsh Government spokesman said: "We will not be rethinking our school banding system. Banding has worked well, with significantly improved GCSE performance by schools in bands 4 and 5 and an overall increase in attendance.
"Banding is at the heart of our school improvement agenda."