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Welsh-medium education strategy : annual report 2010–11

Welsh Assembly Government (Wales), corp creator. (2011) Welsh-medium education strategy : annual report 2010–11.

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Abstract

"The Welsh-medium Education Strategy was published by the Welsh Government in April 2010 in fulfilment of a One Wales commitment to ‘create a national Welsh-medium Education Strategy to develop effective provision from nursery through to further and higher education, backed by an implementation programme’. An evaluation framework has been commissioned by the DfES Social Research team for this long-term strategy. Following the work on the evaluation framework, a three-year full evaluation from autumn 2011 onwards will research and evaluate the Strategy and a number of specific interventions. Work has progressed steadily during 2010–11, the first year of implementation of the Strategy, and has been monitored quarterly by a Project Management Board within DfES. In addition, a Ministerial advisory group for the Strategy has met to discuss a draft of this annual report and issues related to progress on implementation of the Strategy. Good progress on preparing for changes in methods of implementation has been achieved. Steps have been taken to establish new Welsh in Education Strategic Plans which will build on existing Welsh Education Schemes to enable streamlined focus by local authorities on the Strategy’s targets. Progress has been made in providing more targeted support to the post-16 sector to develop Welsh-medium and bilingual provision. Raising standards in Welsh first and second language is emphasised and has led to some developments which will be further implemented. Improving the Welsh-language and methodological skills of the education workforce will be key to achieving higher levels in Welsh-language, Welsh-medium and bilingual provision. The Sabbaticals Scheme training has been successfully piloted at foundation level and has been expanded to provide a national network of courses at three levels. This first annual report outlines the key developments and progress with implementation to date against each of the six strategic aims. The detail of progress towards the five-year outcome targets is also provided, though it should be noted that the latest data from 2009–10 provides only a very early indication of progress made in the context of the Strategy." - page 3.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Welsh Assembly Government (Wales)
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 11:24
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 15:46
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/4247
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