New deal for the education workforce »Delivering our ambitions for learners in Wales will need the full commitment of a highly skilled and professional workforce.Learn more »
£2.7million for Welsh museums, archives and libraries
Museums, archives and libraries across Wales will benefit from almost £2.7million in the latest round of Welsh Government grant funding.
- PRA Health Services expansion to create nearly 90 jobs in Swansea
- E-cigarette use more common among under 15s than tobacco, research finds
- £2.7million for Welsh museums, archives and libraries
- Consultation on guidance for commissioning substance misuse services
- Proposal for the registration of school learning support workers with the Education Workforce Council
- Proposals for the Basic Payment Scheme
- Consultation on Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015
- Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) Consultation – UK Marine Programme of Measures
- Aligning the apprenticeship model to the needs of the Welsh economy
Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
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.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
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:
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.