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  • "Good Job No Kids - the Welsh-medium schools do focus on those subjects which is why those children come out fully bilingual. They also tend to be in the higher bands compared ratio-wise with English-medium schools.

    Nospin_1 - really? Insults...that's mature. It is obviously not dead if 25% of our schools in Wales are Welsh-medium and every pupil in English-medium schools are learning it. Plus we do still have S4C; Welsh is used in many organisations - both public and private. I'll say this to you and Monmouthshire Merlin...I hated many subjects in schools, I had no choice and was 'forced' to learn them...should we give children a choice in all their subjects then? Most will not use French, or German...some will never use history or biology, but I'll tell you something...for those who remain in Wales (and most children will) Welsh is more beneficial to them than French, Spanish, German, etc. I learnt French, but the only time I can use it is when I go to France...I live and work in Wales and wish when I was a child that Welsh was taught to me properly as I can use Welsh everyday in my job, but I have to struggle to learn it as an adult. Teaching Welsh to children is easier as children can pick up languages better than adults and many can then pick up a third or fourth language. "Discrimination"? Hardly...you have a choice...English-med
    ium or Welsh-medium schools or send your children to schools in England or move to England then you can't get 'offended' by the language of Wales...our language. As an English-speaking Welshman I'm proud of my country, language, culture and history...shame not everyone is it seems."
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Caerphilly's Welsh language education plan unveiled

Caerphilly's Welsh language education plan unveiled

Caerphilly's Welsh language education plan unveiled

Caerphilly's Welsh language education plan unveiled

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PROPOSALS on the use of the Welsh language in education across Caerphilly county borough have been outlined by the local authority.

The Caerphilly Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) “contains a commitment to meet certain targets for Welsh medium education by 2017”, according to the council.

As part of the proposals, the council will develop Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymi’s Y Gwyndy site to include sixth form provision and relocate Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili to the site.

The council is also part of the Regional WESP forum, a partnership with the Education Achievement Service, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen councils, targeting improvements at students aged 14-19 studying subjects and working towards qualifications through the medium of Welsh. The regional partnership will also be tasked with ensuring there are more learners with higher skills in Welsh, as well as ensuring workforce planning and personal development.

Councillor Rhianon Passmore, the council’s cabinet member for education and lifelong learning, said: “This authority has a proud history of supporting the Welsh language, and this statutory plan demonstrates our commitment to providing young people with qualitative access to Welsh medium education.”

The council said it has made a commitment to improve the number of learners at age seven and allow learners to continue to improve their language skills when they move on to secondary school, and will continue to support learners with additional learning needs in Welsh medium provision.

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