Support for National Literacy and Numeracy Framework in Central South Wales Schools


Published 4 February 2015


Support for the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework in South Wales schools will be embedded into the regional support provided by the Central South Consortium from September 2015.


Established by the Welsh Government, the National Support Programme (NSP) was launched to provide direct support to schools and teachers regarding the framework’s implementation.


The contract for the support programme was awarded to CfBT for 4 years commencing in 2012, with the final year of the support programme intended to be a transitional period where the support provision would be moved into consortia.


Welsh Government has now taken the decision to end the contract early as a result of the significant progress made by consortia and the support programme to establish regional sustainability.


For the remainder of this academic year the delivery of the support programme will remain the same with the programme coming to a close in July 2015.


The Central South Consortium, and all other Welsh consortia, will now work to establish strategic plans for the implementation of the framework along with ensuring that it integrates with regional school led improvement systems; in the case of Central South schools the Central South Wales Challenge.


Hannah Woodhouse, Managing Director for the Central South Consortium commented: “The Central South Consortium recognises the hard committed work of CfBT staff and their willingness to work with partners in the region. We will work with CfBT, schools, authorities and Welsh Government to put in place support for schools which is both high quality and accessible to all schools and in keeping with our strategy of building a self-improving school system. This means investing in the capacity of schools to work with each other to improve outcomes for all children across the region.