Agenda Item No. 14(a)
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
COUNCIL MEETING: 5 MARCH 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 13 JANUARY 2014
C2157 WELSH IN EDUCATION STRATEGIC PLAN 2014 – 2017 (CS) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – LIFELONG LEARNING) –
Approval was sought for the updated Draft Welsh Medium Education Strategic Plan 2014 - 2017.
The Draft Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) detailed how the authority planned to achieve the Welsh Government's outcomes and targets outlined in the Welsh Medium Education Strategy (WMES 2010).
The Authority was required to include data relating to performance against the following targets within the WESP Action Plan:
more seven-year-old children being taught through the medium of Welsh as a percentage of the Year 2 cohort;
more learners continuing to improve their language skills on transfer from primary school to secondary school;
more learners studying for qualifications through the medium of Welsh;
more learners aged 16-19 studying Welsh and subjects through the medium of Welsh; and
more learners with improved skills in Welsh.
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(3) T H A T the use of the urgency procedure under article 13 of the Council Constitution be approved in order to submit the Welsh in Education Strategic Plan by the 20 January, 2014.
Reasons for decisions
(3) To ensure that the Welsh in Education Strategic Plan was progressed.