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Welsh-medium Education Strategy

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Find out what progress has been made to meet the targets set in the Welsh-medium Education Strategy.
This document offers guidance to local authorities and Welsh-medium and bilingual schools about improving rates of linguistic progression between Key Stage 2 and 3.
These reports encompass a range of evaluations that will contribute to an overarching evaluation of the Welsh-medium Education Strategy in 2015.
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This Strategy is a historic milestone in Welsh-medium education and sets our national strategic direction.

It also sets the direction for making improvements in the teaching and learning of Welsh as a language, including, in particular, Welsh second language.

In 2007 wethe Welsh Government committed to 'creating a national Welsh-medium Education Strategy to develop effective provision from nursery through to further and higher education, backed up by an implementation programme'. In response to this commitment the Welsh-medium Education Strategy was launched in April 2010.

The initial five-year period of implementing the Welsh-medium Education Strategy concluded in 2015. The important work of strengthening the infrastructure for developing Welsh-medium provision has moved forward. However, there is a need to ensure that all new planning processes are embedded, implemented and realised and that all stakeholders play their part.

We are committed to the continuing growth of Welsh-medium and Welsh language education and have set out our policy objectives for the period 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017 in a policy statement.

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