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Section highlightThe Planning (Wales) Act 2015
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Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
1st Supplementary Budget 2015-16 »
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Welsh language and Welsh-medium education
In Wales, dependent on a number of locally determined factors, Welsh-medium, English-medium or bilingual education will be available for your child.
This section of the website explains what Welsh-medium or bilingual education entails at each phase of your child’s education.
What is Welsh-medium education?
Welsh-medium education provides opportunities for children and young people to achieve fluency in the Welsh language through studying a broad range of subjects and disciplines in Welsh. Your child’s English skills will also be developed in English lessons and through experiencing some aspects of the curriculum in English.
What is bilingual education?
In some areas of Wales, the provision of bilingual education is the norm. Bilingual education varies across Wales from education where a large proportion of the curriculum is delivered through the medium of Welsh, to education where only a few subjects within the curriculum or a very a small number of lessons are taught through the medium of Welsh.
Contact your local authority to find out what’s available in your area.
For practitioner guidance and information visit the Learning Wales website.
Welsh-medium and bilingual resources
We commission and subsidise a wide range of educational resources (e.g. books, e-books, digital and on-line material) to support the teaching and learning of:
- Welsh as a subject, both as a first and second language
- all other national curriculum subjects through the medium of Welsh
- vocational subjects through the medium of Welsh
- aspects of the curriculum that are specific to Wales
- Welsh for Adults.
These resources are available via:
A list of the resources commissioned (external link) can be found on Learning Wales.
Practitioners are an important part of the commissioning process and feed into the process by identifying needs and monitoring the quality of resources during the production process. To suggest ideas for resources, please use the form below and send to welshresources@Wales.GSI.Gov.UK.