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Short debate: Lost in Transition

Angela Burns AM, South Pembrokeshire and Carmarthen West, led a short debate entitled 'Lost in Transition' on 28 June 2011.

The Conservative AM raised concerns about the number of children who face difficulties in moving from primary to secondary education.

Ms Burns said that the majority of those children that found the transition difficult came from poorer backgrounds.

This led Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Education and Skills, to question whether it was the transition itself that caused distress or other sociological factors.

The minister said that "transition itself is not solely the issue".

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