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Developing well-rounded, respectful Welsh citizens

Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf is a supportive and welcoming school community. This is reflected in the school’s curriculum and wider activities. Read more >

Strategies for increasing the use of Welsh language by learners at all levels

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Seren Iaith initiative challenges learners’ attitudes towards the use of the Welsh language and promotes its use socially and academically. Read more >

Enabling parents to support their children’s learning

Ysgol Gynradd Talysarn has helped parents to overcome obstacles in supporting their children’s learning. Another project has developed the bilingual skills of pupils and their parents. Read more >

Planning to develop pupils’ multilingual skills

At Ysgol Pencae, pupils’ Welsh and English skills are developed in order to ensure that they are fully bilingual by the time they attend secondary school. The school’s older pupils are also given opportunities to learn French and Mandarin. Read more >

Developing oracy through self-assessment and new teaching strategies

Ysgol Gymraeg y Fenni has improved pupils’ oracy skills by re-visiting assessment procedures, teaching strategies and the opportunities that pupils have within the curriculum. Read more >

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Accelerating pupil learning

Treorchy Comprehensive School links Welsh language to heritage and culture to enrich and accelerate pupils’ learning. Read more >

Promoting the Welsh language

Promoting the Welsh language

Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw, Torfaen, strives to create completely bilingual individuals who take pride in their identity as Welsh people. Staff emphasise that speaking Welsh is an integral and natural part of school life and pupils are encouraged to use their Welsh skills both inside and outside of school. Read more >

Improving Welsh language provision

Improving Welsh language provision

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman in Camarthenshire has adopted an innovative and flexible approach to developing its curriculum by increasing the range of subjects and modules delivered through the medium of Welsh. This has provided pupils with more opportunities to learn through the medium of Welsh or English depending on their particular interests, needs and aspirations. These developments have increased the proportion of pupils speaking Welsh and improved standards of Welsh literacy. The Welsh language is now a prominent and inclusive feature of school life. Read more >

Pride in the Welsh language brings success

Pride in the Welsh language brings success

More than 300 pupils in Treorchy Comprehensive School, Rhondda Cynon Taff, have achieved the highest GCSE grades in Welsh second language two years early and the highest AS grades one year early. The whole-school approach to Welsh language development, high-quality provision and effective transition from primary to secondary school has helped pupils throughout the school develop their Welsh language skills particularly successfully. Read more >

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Video: Siarad Cymraeg?

Llantrisant Primary School is situated on the edge of the village of Llantrisant. At the time of the inspection, the school catered for about 118 full-time equivalent learners. Around 17% of pupils were entitled to free school meals, which was close to the national average. Many children entered school with no knowledge of the Welsh language. Read more >