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Words Talk - Numbers Count

This document sets out the Welsh Assembly Government’s revised strategy for raising standards of literacy and numeracy in Wales. This is the Assembly Government’s second Basic Skills Strategy. It takes forward the agenda set in The Learning Country and has the same fundamental aims as the first Strategy. These are that:

  • all young children should be prepared for learning when they begin school;
  • the number of children leaving primary school struggling over reading, writing and the use of number should be further reduced;
  • fewer young people should leave compulsory education still struggling with basic skills; and
  • the number of adults with poor basic skills should be diminished significantly.

This second Basic Skills Strategy includes a number of important new feature, including an all-age approach that concentrates on ten horizontal themes and ten priority groups.

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