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Helping learners with their Welsh language skills outside the classroom with additional provision

At learners’ request Dysgu Cymraeg Morgannwg has extended their range of Welsh language courses to help develop skills outside the classroom. These include reading/discussion groups in a variety of areas, held over the summer months with the support of experienced tutors. Read more >

Engaging all pupils in the Welsh language

At Greenfield Special School, senior leaders have embraced the challenge to improve pupils’ Welsh language skills. As a result, nearly all pupils make extensive progress in relation to their needs, abilities and starting points. 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 >

Whole-school approach to raising standards in Welsh

Whole-school approach to raising standards in Welsh

At Mount Street Infants School, Powys, Welsh is an integral part of the school, with the pupils using their Welsh skills confidently across all areas of school life. Raising standards in Welsh has been a high priority in recent years and this is reflected in the good understanding, confidence and enjoyment in the language demonstrated by the children. Read more >

Welsh second language comes first

Welsh second language comes first

Standards in Welsh second language at Plascrug C.P. School, Ceredigion, are excellent, despite less than 1% of pupils coming from homes where Welsh is the main language. The school gives high priority to preparing pupils to become part of a bilingual society promoting strongly the use of incidental Welsh. Many staff have benefited from a range of courses and classes which have helped them to improve their bilingual skills and teach more effectively through the medium of Welsh. 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 >