Welsh Language Development

Welsh Language Development

'The Welsh language is one of the treasures of Wales. It is part of what defines us as people and as a nation. Our ambition as Welsh Government is to see the number of people able to enjoy speaking and using Welsh reach a million by 2050. This is certainly a challenging ambition, but a challenge we believe is worthwhile and necessary if we are to secure the vitality of the language for future generations.'

(Cymraeg 2050 – A million Welsh speakers)

Central South Consortium aims to ensure that learners in our region will become increasingly bilingual with a strong grasp of other languages. We will support schools to, 'develop a transformational approach to learning, teaching and assessment of the Welsh language with the aim of ensuring all learners will be able to use the Welsh language when they leave school.' (Education in Wales: Our national mission, 2017)

Our professional learning opportunities and information and guidance aim to support all practitioners to develop their Welsh language skills and are linked to the Welsh Language Competency Framework. This will enable them to teach Welsh as part of Languages, Literature and Communication (LLC) and develop bilingualism across all other Areas of Learning and Experience. Also, to support collaboration across the region there are number of online networks and communities linked to Welsh language development.

For further support and guidance please contact

Project Manager:

Delyth Welsh Delyth.Welsh@cscjes.org.uk

Project Support Officer:

Anna Dobbs Anna.Dobbs@cscjes.org.uk

Principal Improvement Partner - Welsh Standards, Policy and Improvement:

Chris Newcombe Christopher.Newcombe@cscjes.org.uk

Welsh in Education Team Manager:

Emma Dermody Emma.Dermody@cscjes.org.uk

Siarter Iaith Officer:

Bethan Davies Bethan.Davies2@cscjes.org.uk



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Equity and Wellbeing / Curriculum / Pedagogy / Teaching Assistants / Induction / Governors / Leadership / Educational Visits / Lead Creative Schools Scheme / NQT Induction / Initial Teacher Education