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Progress made on Welsh-medium Education Strategy

Steady progress has been made on implementing the Welsh Government’s Welsh-medium Education Strategy, according to the first annual report published today.

The Welsh-medium Education Strategy, published last year, aims to develop effective Welsh-medium provision from nursery through to further and higher education, and has a detailed action plan and specific outcome targets.

The report outlines the key developments and progress with implementation of the six Strategic Aims in 2010-11, the first year of implementation of the Strategy.

Highlights include developing a new planning system for statutory education; further developments in the planning of post-16 provision; and a focus on practitioner development to ensure a Welsh-medium workforce with high-quality Welsh-language skills.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews, said:

“The launch of the Strategy was a major step forward in setting a strategic direction for Welsh-medium education. I am glad to see that progress has been made in implementing the Strategy.

"We will continue to work with all partners to ensure that the 2015 targets in the Strategy are met and that the Strategy sits alongside and complements the work being undertaken to increase the use of Welsh in our communities.”

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