Dyfodol i’r Iaith has expressed concern about a proposal that would make it more difficult to keep an eye on local authorities’ performance in relation to developing Welsh medium education in their areas.
The consultation document, The Education (Amendments Relating to Teacher Assessment Information) (Wales) Regulations 2018 proposes that information on the language of education assessments does not appear on the StatsWales website. This would force those who wish to find this data to scan individual reports or request the information through the Freedom of Information process.
Heini Gruffudd, Dyfodol’s Chair said:
“ Extending Welsh-medium education is essential if we are to ensure growth for the language. We must insist on solid structures to set targets and monitor all aspects of the work, and it goes without saying that it is also essential that all these processes have to be transparent and accessible. We agree with Statiaith, that this proposal would be very damaging; particularly as working towards growth is so necessary in education, and the targets set by the Government’s own Welsh Language Strategy are so challenging.