Contingency planning for winter weather »Severe weather requires robust, collaborative planning between the Welsh Government and the public and private sectors in Wales.Learn more »
New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
A legal obligation to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today announced.
- “Get vaccinated against the flu”, Wales’ top doctor urges
- 0808 80 10 800 - 24 hour help for domestic abuse victims
- New powers to safeguard vulnerable children and adults in Wales
- Designation of Licensing authority under Part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2015-16
- Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Joint Adoption Arrangements)(Wales) Directions 2015
- Independent Living Fund – future arrangements to support recipients in Wales
- Consultation on Local Development Plans Process Review
Section highlightQualifications Wales BillThe Bill will establish Qualifications Wales as an independent regulator for qualifications and the qualification system in Wales.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update
This 6th edition details over 370 investments across both public and private sectors with a value of more than £40bn.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
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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:
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.