Draft Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) 2022-2031: Consultation

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We want to ensure that all pupils are able to access Welsh medium education of the highest standard. As a county council, we currently have a clear vision for developing and expanding Welsh medium education and this is based on the following key principles:

  • To recognise every child’s right to learn Welsh;
  • To promote the highest standards possible;
  • The need to treat both Welsh and English equally;
  • To promote the benefits of bilingualism.

The requirement to publish a Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) is set out in the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013; this requirement includes a local authority’s proposals and targets to:

  1. Improve the planning of the provision of Welsh medium education in its area;
  2. Improve the standards of Welsh medium education and of the teaching of Welsh in its area.

Welsh Government’s strategy is to have one million Welsh speakers by 2050 (Cymraeg 2050: A million Welsh speakers). New regulations make provision for local authorities to prepare a ten year WESP with effect from September 2022 and this will effectively become the cornerstone of the Council’s contribution towards Welsh Government’s strategy.

We are very pleased at the progress made by the Council in relation to Welsh medium provision during the lifetime of the current WESP. It would be easy to rest on our laurels and say ‘job done’, but we recognise that there is a great deal more to be achieved and our next WESP present an opportunity to take the next steps.

Please read through the document in the right hand column of this page which sets out the current position in relation to Welsh medium education provision in Pembrokeshire and highlights the steps we need to take over the next ten years (Remember the document is currently in DRAFT form).

Then take the opportunity to complete the consultation response form below. Your views will influence the strategy for the next ten years.

We look forward to receiving your views.

Cllr. Guy Woodham

Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning

Cllr. Cris Tomos

Cabinet Member for Environment, Public Protection and Welsh Language

The closing date for responses is Friday 20th August 2021.

You'll be asked to register on our engagement, consultation and customer feedback site to complete the response form.

You will be asked a series of monitoring questions. You are not required to answer any of these questions if you don’t want to. However, providing this information will help us to assess how successful we are being in engaging with different sections of the population. This, in turn, will help us to better meet the needs of the local community. You can find out more about the questions we ask on our website here: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/equalities/why-do-we-ask-equality-and-welsh-language-questions

You can find out more about how we manage and protect the information you provide in our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Once you’re registered you can then simply ‘Sign In’ to take part in any future engagement, consultation or customer feedback activities.

If you experience any difficulties in responding please email surveys@pembrokeshire.gov.uk for assistance.

We want to ensure that all pupils are able to access Welsh medium education of the highest standard. As a county council, we currently have a clear vision for developing and expanding Welsh medium education and this is based on the following key principles:

  • To recognise every child’s right to learn Welsh;
  • To promote the highest standards possible;
  • The need to treat both Welsh and English equally;
  • To promote the benefits of bilingualism.

The requirement to publish a Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) is set out in the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013; this requirement includes a local authority’s proposals and targets to:

  1. Improve the planning of the provision of Welsh medium education in its area;
  2. Improve the standards of Welsh medium education and of the teaching of Welsh in its area.

Welsh Government’s strategy is to have one million Welsh speakers by 2050 (Cymraeg 2050: A million Welsh speakers). New regulations make provision for local authorities to prepare a ten year WESP with effect from September 2022 and this will effectively become the cornerstone of the Council’s contribution towards Welsh Government’s strategy.

We are very pleased at the progress made by the Council in relation to Welsh medium provision during the lifetime of the current WESP. It would be easy to rest on our laurels and say ‘job done’, but we recognise that there is a great deal more to be achieved and our next WESP present an opportunity to take the next steps.

Please read through the document in the right hand column of this page which sets out the current position in relation to Welsh medium education provision in Pembrokeshire and highlights the steps we need to take over the next ten years (Remember the document is currently in DRAFT form).

Then take the opportunity to complete the consultation response form below. Your views will influence the strategy for the next ten years.

We look forward to receiving your views.

Cllr. Guy Woodham

Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning

Cllr. Cris Tomos

Cabinet Member for Environment, Public Protection and Welsh Language

The closing date for responses is Friday 20th August 2021.

You'll be asked to register on our engagement, consultation and customer feedback site to complete the response form.

You will be asked a series of monitoring questions. You are not required to answer any of these questions if you don’t want to. However, providing this information will help us to assess how successful we are being in engaging with different sections of the population. This, in turn, will help us to better meet the needs of the local community. You can find out more about the questions we ask on our website here: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/equalities/why-do-we-ask-equality-and-welsh-language-questions

You can find out more about how we manage and protect the information you provide in our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Once you’re registered you can then simply ‘Sign In’ to take part in any future engagement, consultation or customer feedback activities.

If you experience any difficulties in responding please email surveys@pembrokeshire.gov.uk for assistance.