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School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013

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84Preparation of Welsh in education strategic plans

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(1)A Welsh in education strategic plan is a plan which contains—

(a)a local authority’s proposals on how it will carry out its education functions to—

(i)improve the planning of the provision of education through the medium of Welsh (“Welsh medium education”) in its area;

(ii)improve the standards of Welsh medium education and of the teaching of Welsh in its area;

(b)the local authority’s targets for improving the planning of the provision of Welsh medium education in its area and for improving the standards of that education and of the teaching of Welsh in its area;

(c)a report on the progress made to meet the targets contained in the previous plan or previous revised plan.

(2)A local authority must prepare a Welsh in education strategic plan for its area.

(3)A local authority must keep its plan under review, and if necessary, revise it.

(4)In preparing a Welsh in education strategic plan or revised plan, a local authority must consult—

(a)its neighbouring local authorities;

(b)the head teacher of each school maintained by it;

(c)the governing body of each school maintained by it;

(d)each institution within the further education sector in its area;

(e)in relation to any foundation or voluntary school in its area—

(i)the person who appoints the foundation governors, and

(ii)if the school has a religious character, the appropriate religious body;

(f)other prescribed persons.

(5)If a local authority carries out an assessment of the demand for Welsh medium education in accordance with regulations under section 86, it must take the results of that assessment into account when it next prepares or revises its Welsh in education strategic plan.

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