At New Horizons we celebrate and promote Welsh culture and language across the service. As part of our 2020 Welsh in Education Cluster Action Plan we identified key workforce development plan priorities:
Increase staff confidence in using Welsh through staff training
Development of Welsh Language Champions through enrollment in ‘intensive’ Welsh Language training courses
Commitment to a greater use of written Welsh through signage and web-site
In addition to learning about Welsh culture and history we also develop opportunities for pupils to learn Welsh:
Entry Level Welsh courses (2019/20, 2021/22)
Welsh Language lessons in key stage 3 at Stiwdio Hafod and Haulfan (2023/24)
We have targeted Welsh speaking staffing resource at Stiwdio Hafod to support pupils referred from our local Welsh medium secondary school.