Incorporating information and communication technology seamlessly into all lessons

Teachers at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern train to ensure they are aware of the latest digital developments to support pupils in using ICT. At every opportunity, digital devices are used across lessons to develop pupils’ knowledge. This has resulted in improved standards and teachers confidently share their good practice with other schools. Read more >

New qualifications

This report is in response to a request in the Cabinet Secretary’s annual remit letter to Estyn for 2017-2018. It provides an overview on how schools and colleges are planning and implementing their curriculum after the introduction of the new GCSEs in English language, Welsh language, mathematics, mathematics-numeracy, and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Read more >

An innovative Welsh programme to challenge more able pupils

Treorchy Comprehensive School maintains a robust focus on ensuring that more able and talented pupils are supported and challenged through a range of effective strategies and provision, and in particular with the development of their Welsh language skills. Liaising with primary leaders and parents, the school places pupils in a fast-track Welsh programme, and also invites participation through a strong pupil-voice forum. Read more >

Welsh in key stage 2 and key stage 3 in Welsh-medium or bilingual schools

Our new report looks at standards of Welsh in Welsh-medium and bilingual primary and secondary schools. Read more >

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 >

A review of the work of the National Centre for Learning Welsh

This report reviews the initial work and progress of the National Centre for Learning Welsh (the National Centre) in achieving the aims set out in its strategic plan (Gyda’n Gilydd: Y Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg – National Centre for Learning Welsh, 2016) and based on the recommendations made in ‘Raising Your Sights: review of Welsh for Adults’ (Welsh Government, 2013). Read more >