Dyfodol i’r Iaith have expressed their dissatisfaction with local authorities’ Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESPS), and are calling for 18 of the 22 WESPS to either be restructured or rejected as they are falling short of the requirements.
The organisation therefore welcomes the appointment of Aled Roberts to conduct an objective survey of all the WESPS as a positive step forward.
Heini Gruffudd, Dyfodol’s Chair said:
“In addition to challenging the Schemes, we would call for a new format for the WESPS, one that prioritises the growth in the number of 5 year-olds in Welsh education, rather than 7 year-olds, as is currently the case.”
“We would wish to see longer term targets being set over 10 years as opposed to the current 3 years.”
“Finally, it is essential that these Schemes note how more Welsh- medium schools will be established, and what assistance is required from central government in order to achieve this.”