Audience: We are seeking the views of all residents and stakeholders including headteachers, teachers, governing bodies, parents, learners, early years providers, further education providers and more. We have a number of statutory consultees who will be contacted directly.
Area: Any Ward / Area
Council department / service: Education and Children
Why are we consulting
All local authorities in Wales are required by law to have a Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP). These plans will contribute towards achieving the Welsh Government’s Cymraeg 2050 Strategy, which aims to have one million Welsh speakers by 2050. Becoming bilingual/multilingual is also a key feature of the new Curriculum for Wales, and we must consider the requirements of the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act to promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language and work towards the achievement of the well-being goals. Our draft 10-year strategy will show how we will develop Welsh language provision in our schools based on the outcomes and targets which have been set by Welsh Government so that all our learners become confidently bilingual.
How to get involved
Please complete the online survey, alternatively paper copies are available from one of our customer service Hwbs. If you would like a paper copy to be sent to you, please email us on the address below. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions on our website to provide more information on the WESP and to answer any questions you may have before completing the survey. We recommend you read this before filling in the survey.
Once the consultation has concluded, the responses will be analysed and a report will go to the cabinet and full council for consideration. The final draft will be submitted to Welsh Government by January 31st, 2022.