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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 >

A review of the work of the National Centre for Learning Welsh - Training materials

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

Welsh-medium and bilingual teaching and learning in further education

The purpose of this report is to: - examine how effectively further education colleges ensure continuity and progression in learning experiences through the medium of Welsh and bilingually - evaluate the effectiveness of curricular models and teaching methods that are in place in further education colleges - identify and share good practice in Welsh-medium and bilingual teaching. Read more >

Welsh-medium and bilingual teaching and learning in further education - Training materials

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

Local authority Welsh in Education Strategic Plans

The review considers: the impact of Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPs) on improving planning for Welsh-medium education, the influence that WESPs have had in stimulating and supporting actions to raise standards of Welsh and Welsh second language, and the degree to which the statutory responsibility of local authorities in producing WESPs allows for co-operation with, and support from, regional consortia school improvement services. Read more >

Local authority Welsh in Education Strategic Plans - Training materials

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

Linguistic progression and standards of Welsh in ten bilingual schools - November 2014

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This report is a response to a request for advice in the annual remit letter to Estyn for 2013-2014 from the Minister for Education and Skills. The purpose of the report is to: report on the linguistic progression of pupils in key stage 4 in terms of studying Welsh as a first language and other qualifications through the medium of Welsh; evaluate the effectiveness of curricular models and teaching methods that are in place in bilingual schools; and identify and share good practice in relation to bilingual education. The report is based on visits to ten schools, interviews with local authority representatives, analyses of school performance data and evidence from inspection reports. See Appendix 1 for more information about the evidence base. The report’s main focus is the local authorities where most bilingual teaching occurs, namely Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Anglesey and Gwynedd authorities. For the purposes of this report, we define a bilingual lesson as one that includes elements of teaching and learning through the medium of Welsh and English. Read more >

Linguistic progression and standards of Welsh in ten bilingual schools - Training material

Tags: Welsh

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

Welsh in the Foundation Phase: Developing Welsh as a first language in primary schools and the non-maintained sector - December 2013

The purpose of the report is to: report on the standards of speaking, reading and writing in Welsh in the Foundation Phase in Welsh-medium schools and non-maintained settings; consider the differences between schools which have a high percentage of pupils from Welsh-speaking homes, schools with a high percentage of pupils who do not come from Welsh-speaking homes, and schools where there is a mixed population in terms of the language of the home; and consider the balance between the need for formal education to develop language, and providing the opportunities for play and informal activities which are part of the philosophy and operation of the Foundation Phase. Read more >

Welsh in the Foundation Phase - Training Material

This PowerPoint is a way for providers to share the main findings of the report and review their own performance in a particular thematic area. The presentations summarise the report and include questions which providers can consider when looking to improve. Read more >

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