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

"The Welsh Government aims to have a million Welsh speakers by 2050. This is a long-term aim, and the education system has a key role to play in achieving it."Curriculum for Wales 2020

At Central South Consortium, our professional learning opportunities 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 LLC and also develop bilingualism across all other Areas of Learning and Experience.

We aim to ensure that the learners in our region will be 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

All professional learning opportunities in Central South Consortium are designed to support schools to develop as learning organisations across the seven dimensions of the framework and/or to support practitioners in the professional standards for teaching and leadership (PSTL). Through the professional learning passport, practitioners can record their professional learning activities.

Professional Learning

Welsh Language Development

Information, Guidance and Resources

Please access the following Knowledge Bank categories as appropriate for information, guidance and resources:

Welsh and Bilingualism Resources

Direct Teaching Resources

For further support and guidance please contact

Project Support Officer:

Matthew Robbins Matthew.Robbins@cscjes.org.uk

Strategic Lead:

Chris Newcombe Christopher.Newcombe@cscjes.org.uk

Welsh in Education Team Manager:

Emma Dermody Emma.Dermody@cscjes.org.uk



Other areas of professional learning

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