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Welsh in Education Strategic Plans - the legislative framework that supports Welsh-Medium Education Provision

Purpose of the consultation

The Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport and International Relations Committee and the Children, Young People and Education Committee are undertaking an inquiry into Welsh-medium education, with specific focus on Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPs). This is a joint inquiry to explore how the statutory framework, established to promote planning and development of Welsh-medium education is working.


We would like to hear from you on the following questions:



>>>    Has the current statutory framework for Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPs) improved since the recommendations published in December 2015 in the report of the ‘Inquiry into Welsh in Education Strategic Plans’ by the Children, Young People and Education Committee of the Fourth Senedd?

>>>    To what extent do Welsh in Education Strategic Plans contribute to the outcomes and targets set out in the Welsh Government’s Welsh Language Strategy – Cymraeg 2050?

>>>    How are local authorities responding to changes to guidance on school categories according to Welsh-medium provision, and are they meeting the Welsh Government’s ambition to increase Welsh-medium provision in English-medium and dual-stream schools?

>>>    What challenges lie ahead in the planning and development of Welsh-medium provision, ahead of a proposed Welsh Language Education Bill?



To submit a response to this consultation, please see the following form.


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Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Telephone: 0300 200 6565