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Excellent. Love the storytelling resources; helpful to pupils, adult learners alike
— Helga, Wat’s Dyke Primary, Wrexham
Excellent. It will make us less reliant on our Welsh peripatetic and help us to improve W2L in school – over time! As you said – small steps!”
— Roy, Llangedwyn Primary, Powys
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Excellent. The guidance will help to make me more confident at delivering incidental Welsh.
— Debra, Hawarden Primary, Flintshire
Excellent, very informative, enjoyable day. Resource disc will be well used!
— Nicky, Caegarw Primary, RCT

Developing Incidental Welsh Workshop

Includes soundbites for parents recorded by native speakers

 

Wrexham - September 24th 2018

LLandrindod Wells - October 1st 2018

Bridgend - October 3rd 2018

Newport OCTOBER 4th 2018

Why Choose a Welsh Workshop?

 “Inspectors make recommendations to develop pupils’ Welsh second language skills in over a quarter of English-medium schools. Pupils’ progress in learning Welsh decreases as they get older, so that, although a majority of pupils make good progress in Welsh language development in the Foundation Phase, their progress slows down in subsequent key stages.”
Estyn’s Annual Report

In Wales, government commitment to a truly bilingual Wales is well established. One of the key principles is that all children in Wales have the right to feel a sense of belonging to Wales and to enjoy experiences in and of the Welsh language. 
In a world that is fast becoming a global village, having a particular identity, such as being Welsh, can be exciting and enriching.
Schools need to give high priority to preparing pupils to become part of a bilingual society promoting strongly the use of incidental Welsh.

Excellent. This support will ensure opportunity for more consistent approach to use of incidental Welsh.
— Matt, Llansantffraid Primary, Powys
Excellent. An enjoyable day with lots of useful ideas to share at school.
— Rebecca, Fochriw Primary, Caerphilly
Excellent. Aims and objectives thoroughly met. A useful day – thanks!
— Leyla, Ysgol Bro Carmel, Flintshire
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Excellent. Thank you for an informative course. The most useful parts were the use of storytelling to implement progressive incidental Welsh and the booklets - progressive language sorted into a useable resource.”
— Lynne, Wat’s Dyke Primary, Wrexham
Some handy booklets with useful and progressive phrases - and I’m looking forward to looking at the disc for extra booklets.
— Suzanne, St Mary's RC Primary, Newport

 

The ‘Developing Incidental Welsh across the School’ Workshop

Incidental Welsh needs to be developed consistently and progressively across the whole school to ensure that it fully impacts standards. It is essential that the improvements are led by SLT. The school needs to have a firm, clear vision to prepare pupils to become inclusive members of the bilingual society of Wales and nurture pride in the language, heritage and culture of our country. 

This workshop will:

  • provide a manageable and effective action plan to develop incidental Welsh across the school
  • ensure progression in the use of incidental Welsh across the school
  • ensure all staff support the development of incidental Welsh
  • provide a bank of resources and practical ideas to develop incidental Welsh
  • raise the confidence of staff

What does the Welsh Language Commissioner have to say?