The opportunity to have your say on the development of the Welsh medium in the foundation phase at Ysgol Bro Pedr, Lampeter is now open.
The formal consultation is an opportunity to present views and comments on the proposal or express support for status quo by Tuesday, 18 December 2018.
On 15 March 2018, members of Ysgol Bro Pedr’s Governing Body unanimously agreed to support a consultation on the development of the medium of instruction in the Foundation Phase. In its meeting on 16 October 2018, Cabinet supported and approved the Governing Body’s decision to commence a consultation to develop the medium of instruction to Welsh in the foundation phase at the School.
Currently, pupils transferring from the reception class to Year 1 are taught in separate classrooms. One classroom is taught mainly through the medium of English and the other through the medium of Welsh. Implementing the decision of the Governing Body would mean that only Welsh-medium education would be provided to the end of the Foundation Phase. English and Welsh medium classes would continue in Key Stage 2.
The Cabinet member responsible for Learning Services and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Catrin Miles said, “It is important to hear the views of parents and relevant people on developing the Welsh medium at Ysgol Bro Pedr. If the decision goes ahead, it would see more seven year old children being educated through the medium of Welsh.”
If the proposal is approved following the consultation, it would be implemented from 01 September 2019. However, pupils currently receiving their education in the Foundation Phase through the medium of English would continue to do so until they enter Key Stage 2.
The consultation papers can be seen on www.ceredigion.gov.uk/consultations or call 01545 570881 for any queries.