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A Golden Opportunity to Transform Welsh Medium Education Powys

powysRhAG has contacted all Powys Council Cupboard participants advising them to embrace the concept that assigned Welsh tool institutions (classification 2A) is the chosen design for the shipment from Welsh-medium additional education and learning in Powys.
This comes as the Cupboard convenes tomorrow early morning to talk about, to name a few problems, (i) a record from Range Working as a consultant which talks about Evaluation from Additional Education and learning in North Powys concentrating on Welsh tool/double stream education and learning and (ii) swimming pool consolidation Brecon High School’s present Welsh language at Builth Wells High Institution.

Here is the letter completely :

Dear Councilor

I‘ll contact you as a participant from Powys Council’s Cupboard previously you collect tomorrow to talk about issues from remarkable significance in connection with the advancement from Welsh Tool Education and learning in the region. I refer particularly to :

Evaluation from Additional Education and learning in North Powys concentrating on Welsh tool/double stream Education The Welsh stream at Brecon High School In behalf of RhAG participants in Powys and the County’s moms and dads, and according to the suggestions from the Range Working as a consultant record, we advise you to embrace the concept that assigned Welsh tool institutions (classification 2A) are the chosen design for the shipment from Welsh-medium additional education and learning in Powys.

Guaranteeing equal rights from option and the genuine chance for households that desire their kids to get a complete additional education and learning with the tool from Welsh depends completely on that particular.

For a long time, this has ended up removing that the present system is not lasting, educationally, linguistically or economically. The present system doesn‘t offer equivalent chances for Powys students to get complete additional education and learning with the tool from Welsh, from region traveling is presently the just implies from accessing such an arrangement. In the south from the Region an enhancing variety of students is a production that trip this can‘t be an appropriate circumstance.

When faced with strategies to spend considerably in the change from the English-medium industry in Powys, a similarly wide-ranging vision is required for Welsh-medium education and learning. This is a gold chance to change the Welsh-medium arrangement in Powys’s right.

Developing Powys’ very first Welsh-medium additional institutions would damage the present stringent cycle and change the landscape from Welsh-medium education and learning in the region, according to Welsh Federal government assumptions to enhance bilingualism. RhAG has currently made public its sights on this, defining that greater than one institution is had to recognize this vision.

Ysgol Bro Hyddgen has industrialized throughout the years to run as a Welsh-medium institution, so formalizing this would be an all-natural action. One of the most rational place for a Welsh-medium institution to offer the north-east from the region – based upon present arrangement – is Llanfair Caereinion the present degree from Welsh-medium arrangement and the main geographic place make this a practical and useful proposal.

Similarly, there‘s a have to deal with comparable chances in the south from the region, by guaranteeing that Builth Wells provides a complete variety of Welsh language programs, and developing a cross-county contract for those that want to remain to get Welsh-medium education and learning. particularly in regards to Message 16 arrangement, having the ability to traveling to Welsh-medium institutions in surrounding regions. Integrating and enhancing the arrangement in Builth Wells would deal with the very best possibility of accomplishing that.

When faced with remarkable monetary stress, the moment has come for Powys Chosen Participants to earn challenging choices that will affect the arrangement from education and learning in Powys for the following quarter from a king 4d. There‘s no rejecting that the obligation you‘ve is huge the obligation to provide all the kids and youths from Powys a real degree having fun area and to guarantee that many more students have complete gain access to to the undoubted advantages from Welsh-medium education and learning in this region. This is a gold chance to change the Welsh-medium arrangement in Powys’s right.

The Welsh Government’s nationwide plan integrated into the nationwide Welsh-medium Education and learning Technique – lays out an objective to enhance and enhance connection in between secret phases, and especially in between main and additional. This likewise collections an unbiased to enhance the variety of 7-year-olds that get their education and learning with the tool from Welsh. Taking favorable activity in the additional industry would have a favorable impact on this and permit Powys Council to satisfy nationwide targets established by the Welsh Federal government. You‘ll understand that there‘re dedications in Powys Council ‘s Welsh in Education and learning Plan 2014-17, a statutory file, to earn advance on the problems: it‘s about time that those guarantees have been executed and provided.

The facility from assigned Welsh-medium institutions is for that reason a crucial element from the Council’s tactical ahead preparing and an important structure rock for the larger advancement from Welsh-medium education and learning in Powys. Additional dragging from feet and denying one more generation from Powys students from the fundamental chance offered to the majority of their peers in the remainder from Wales is unjustified. The require and require is remove: certain actions should be required to develop the arrangement that will satisfy this.

This is a gold chance to change the Welsh-medium arrangement in Powys’s right.

For the factors described over us for that reason contact you to assistance the suggestions previously you tomorrow and to focus on the well-being and rate of interests from the kids and youths from Powys most of all else. We contact you to recognize the belief and count on from Powys moms and dads and students in you as supporters and agents from Powys neighborhoods. We contact you to accept a far-reaching vision for the development from Welsh-medium Education and learning and for the long-lasting future from the Welsh language in the Region.

Historic Milestone for Welsh Medium Education in Newport

Historic milestone for Welsh Medium Education in NewportRhAG and regional moms and dads have today invited Newport Council’s cupboard choice to authorize strategies to open up the county’s very first Welsh-medium additional institution.

A unique satisfying was convened at a unique satisfying convened to talk about 2 objections got throughout the assessment duration.

The brand-new institution, a17m collaboration in between Newport Council, Monmouthshire Region Council and the Welsh Federal government, will lie on the premises from Dyffryn High Institution, in the southwest from the city, and will confess 90 students in September 2016.

Elin Maher, regional moms and dad and chair from Newport GTP stated, The choice from Newport City Council today is the conclusion from years from campaigning, instructing and effort. Moms and dads, instructors and policemen have added to production this choice a truth. Finally, a regional Welsh-medium additional institution will be offered for our kids. ”

Lynne Davies, regional moms and dad and nationwide chair from RhAG, included The long-awaited choice today is to warmly invite them. With Welsh Education and learning under siege or shedding ground in various other locations, it‘s considerable that the Southern Eastern is prominent the method. This notes a brand-new and interesting duration for the Welsh language in this field where the language battle is everyday however where considerable advance is being made. Today is undeniable evidence from that.

3 Recommended Inspirational Education Films

Along with the story, a high-quality movie can offer motivating tales. Among them are movies with the style from scientific research regarding education and learning. Understanding is not just regarding publications and instructors, however, there‘re fantastic points just like lessons with interest, collaboration, relationship to a competitor. Education and learning are among the inserts that can be installed in a movie to communicate a message.

Some movies that provide a message regarding education and learning, make the complying with 5 movies immortal, and will constantly be kept in mind for providing a great academic message. Inviting the Nationwide Education and learning Day on Might 2, 2019, the complying with academic movies that we can view once again.

1. The Great Debaters

The Fantastic Debaters This movie has to do with black people that shout their discomfort at the discrimination they get. In this movie, it‘s informed exactly how their battle to obtain equal rights from legal rights. Wiley University, among one of the most certified black institutions, is identified to accomplish this equal right by developing a solid argument group. This concept was triggered by Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington). From some interested trainees, lastly, 4 trainees were selected.

These 4 chose trainees likewise originate from different histories and their particular tales. They were qualified by Tolson in different methods to type an individual that has a solid personality. Different types of challenges came close to this argument group. Tolson’s participation in the employees ‘and peasants’ motion was highlighted by different celebrations that didn‘t just like the presence of blacks.

Consequently, among the argument staff member chosen to leave. And also, disputes between argument staff members endanger the survival of the group itself.

2. School of Rock

As the title recommends, this movie is certainly thick with the environment from institutions, instructors, trainees and shake songs. In this movie, star Jack Black plays Dewey Finn. He was a rocker and a participant from a band, that after that kicked him out. That made him puzzled because he‘d no earnings whatsoever. Once, there was a chance for him to end up being an instructor at an institution. During that time he discovered that his trainees had the capacity in songs.

Here will be a shake songs celebration entitled ” Fight from the Band “. Dewey was identified to consist of his trainees, in the wish that he might snatch a big reward and all the charges that were pinning him might be paid. From the preliminary habits alone, this enjoyable and amusing movie has led Dewey to the issue. However departing from that also, we can delight in a range from interesting and motivating occasions from this funny category movie.

3. Dangerous Minds

This movie has to do with a previous Aquatic called Louanne Johnson (Michelle Pfeiffer), that changed occupations to end up being a secondary school instructor. He should instruct an institution situated in the Bronx location that‘s rather testing because the standard trainee lives in the location where medication trafficking.

The lunge from a Louanne to instruct her trainees to comprehend English topics makes this movie really fascinating with racking up songs that are likewise gorgeous. But this was shot in 1995, this movie never ever really felt traditional, because the style this brought was suitable to be examined at any age. Incidentally, this movie was drawn from a publication by Louanne Johnson himself, so this is the initial tale that he skilled.

A Crucial Day for Welsh-medium Education in Newport

RhAG has called on Newport City Council’s Planning Committee to give their support for the construction of a new Welsh-medium secondary school on the Duffryn High School site, to open in September 2017.

Today, the committee will consider the submitted planning application, however, the LA planning officer has recommended that the application be refused on the basis of views submitted by Natural Resources Wales which refer to guidance set out in the TAN 15 (TAN 15), which states that the risk and consequences of flooding cannot be controlled on-site.

In a letter to members of the Planning Committee, Lynne Davies, National Chair of RhAG said,

“The proposed new Welsh-medium secondary school represents an answer that is absolutely vital, not only in terms of the Local Authority’s statutory duties and responsibilities but also in terms of the commitment, hopes, and expectations of Newport, South County Monmouth.

“The decision taken by the Cabinet back in July 2015, marked a historic day in the development of Welsh-medium education in Newport. Indeed, the new school is important not only in terms of its impact on the development of Welsh-medium education within the authority but also the positive impact it has on the vitality of the Welsh language in the surrounding area, the wider region and indeed in South East Wales.

“The growth of Welsh-medium education in Newport has been a tremendous success; this development represents the next chapter and will ensure the seamless progression needed to offer equality of opportunity to all pupils in Newport, to get top quality local education.

“Any decision not to proceed with the new Welsh-medium school on the Duffryn site would have serious consequences. Without this new school, Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw will be in full swing in 2016 and further delays to open the school would undermine the commitment of local authorities and their statutory responsibility to provide Welsh-medium education locally An increasing number of pupils have to travel out of the county to access Welsh-medium secondary education, and this is a considerable cost to the authority. There would also be an adverse impact on Duffryn High School, which would miss out on significant investment as part of the wider scheme.

“Parents of children in Newport and South Monmouthshire have already experienced significant uncertainty about Welsh-medium provision for their children who will start secondary school in September 2016. The announcement of the new school, the election of governing body and appointment headteacher has alleviated these fears – despite the proposal to locate the school in temporary accommodation for a year. The 80 children who applied to start the new school in September 2016 deserve a permanent and secure site for their school.

“We urge the local authority to approve this application, subject to working with the relevant agencies to ensure that adaptive measures are taken to mitigate any risk and that a robust flood management and evacuation plan is in place. its place as a matter of urgency, for the benefit of school communities at Duffryn High School, the new Welsh school and the wider local community.

“Newport City Council will break new ground with the opening of this new school, it is a valuable opportunity that cannot be missed.”

The Success of Welsh-medium Schools: a Step towards Further Development

The findings of recent BBC Wales research need to be placed in a wider context to avoid creating a misconception.

This is RhAG’s response to the survey comparing the performance of 11-year-olds from all schools in Wales in the core subjects of Welsh, English, Maths, and Science.

Lynne Davies, on behalf of that, said These findings must be carefully responded to and interpreted as a snapshot of a particular phase of the educational career of pupils in Welsh-medium schools. These findings need to be aligned with other statistics to ensure a fair and balanced picture.

First of all, it must be acknowledged and celebrated that children in Welsh-medium schools are less likely to underachieve than English-medium pupils in Wales. Indeed, is it not surprising that a third of pupils from non-Welsh speaking homes reach the highest places at the age of 11? It must be remembered that this is when mastering two languages, not one, and so the sport is one to be admired even more.

This is only a step towards further development at Key Stages 3 and 4, and GCSE results overall show the excellence of Welsh-medium education.

The strong message from the research is the need to strengthen the Welsh language in other areas beyond the classroom; there needs to be a much greater investment in leisure and social opportunities through the medium of Welsh for children and young people; more investment is needed to support parents on the language journey of the whole family and the conditions need to be created to produce more Welsh-speaking homes. We trust that the Welsh Government is paying attention to this.

BBC Wales Report

WM education in Cardiff: alarm bells ringing

Serious concerns that a starter class for Grangetown and Butetown will not open as promised this September is an indication of wider failures by Cardiff Council in the planning of Welsh-medium education provision across the city.

newyddionThis is RhAG’s response to concerns of local parents that the Council will not keep their promise to open the starter class hosted at Ninian Park School, as a seedling of the new school which is proposed to open on a permanent site in 2017.
On the basis of Council figures for July, RhAG is aware that 105 pupils were refused first choice applications for a place in the city’s Welsh-medium primary schools. It is unclear how many children have been lost to the English-medium sector, nor how many are still in the appeals system. This represents a loss of 13% of all applications for the Welsh-medium September 2015 Reception intake. The loss for September 2014 was approximately 5%.

Said Michael Jones for Cardiff RhAG, “Warning bells should now be ringing as many problems can be found throughout the city. In the East, between Bro Eirwg and Penypil 13 children have been unable to obtain a place without another nearby school a practical possibility. Glan Morfa has been turning pupils away for 3 years and more, and the same situation has arisen this year with 5 applications refused. In the North, the situation at Mynydd Bychan (19 refused) is unacceptable and the Wern, at 75 applications cannot meet the demand with 3 pupils not being offered a place. The applications for Melin Gruffydd is 7 over their Standard Admission Number and Pence at 21 applications over their SAN. In the West, there is an urgent need to do something for Nant Caerau and Treganna is packed with 16 applications above their statutory number.

“We need immediate action by extending the current provision as an interim solution and to open new schools to meet the demand. Honoring the commitment to open a starter class to serve Grangetown and Butetown is an indispensable part of the Council’s plans to develop Welsh-medium education in the city, as has been incorporated into Cardiff Council’s statutory Welsh in Education Strategic Plan, which has been approved by the Minister of Education. Although the council had announced their intention to proceed with the class, the fact that parents were not made known of this until May and arrangements not confirmed until August, meant it was all far too late; so the current crisis is the result of a lack of acting early enough which has weakened parents’ trust and confidence. The current administration needs to restore this by taking control of the situation and providing firm and proactive action as a matter of urgency.

“In addition, we call on the Council to conduct an urgent city-wide review of the catchment areas for Welsh medium schools and a thorough review of the school admissions process in order to provide greater fairness, clarity and certainty for parents in applying for places in Welsh-medium schools.”