Dyfodol i’r Iaith has welcomed the Government’s Evaluation of Welsh Medium Education. The Evaluation clearly shows that the Government has positive policies on the one hand, but that, on the other, targets have not been reached.
The Government has been receiving weak Schemes from Local Authorities, which has led to some counties not moving one step forward in ten years. The Evaluation states that there has been a lack of strategic planning to support the growth in Welsh-medium education amongst many local authorities and providers.
The Evaluation makes it clear that planning for Welsh-medium education has not been taking place on the basis of demand, which is one of the principles of the Government’s Strategy.
The Evaluation states that the Governments needs to clearly state its expectations that partners plan suitably in order to increase provision, and where appropriate, to stimulate demand in order to realise the Government’s vision for the growth of Welsh-medium education.
Dyfodol i’r Iaith looks forward to the next Welsh Government getting to grips with correcting past ineffectiveness and implementing processes to ensure the increase of Welsh-medium education.