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Education and training not only shapes life chances but also directly affects our economic performance.

Poverty continues to present a barrier that prevents many from realising their full potential. We aim to ensure that everyone has the support they need to access a full range of learning and employment opportunities.  

In particular we aim to ensure that children and young people have improved levels of literacy and numeracy. We seek to ensure that children and young people have access to a broad and balanced curriculum and that practitioners deliver high-quality teaching, training and leadership.

We seek to ensure that everyone has access to high-quality training to gain the right skills to increase sustainable employment and business growth.

The key actions in our programme for government to deliver are:

  • improving Early Years’ experiences
  • improving school attainment
  • developing Welsh-medium education
  • improving further and higher education.