To: Gwynedd & Anglesey Councils

English medium teaching as an option at all schools in Wales.

English medium teaching as an option at all schools in Wales.

Drop their disastrous Welsh language ONLY policies in Primary and Junior schools. Also to expand this choice to more secondary schools.

Why is this important?

These policies put English speaking families (which are the VAST majority of families in North Wales) at a HUGE disadvantage as it excludes their parents from helping and being involved with them in their learning. Having only just got the basics of a complex language at home children are then faced with learning another VASTLY different language to learn which is then the sole medium in which they are then taught EVERYTHING at school! This leaves them continually playing "catch-up" in EVERY subject. It also hampers them from grasping the complexities of THE lingua franca of the modern world which then leaves them uncompetitive in our global economy.


Reasons for signing

  • I agree, but I also use duolingo now.
  • My daughter receives homework now and she's only 6 . She can't read all the words in welsh and therefore does not understand how to answer the question. She does not have the vocabulary. If this is the situation at 6 , it shows that because I can not help her out which I image other parents must be doing she is already at a disadvantage. This applies to all of Wales as its the same in west Wales.
  • A Huge Issue of Personal Freedoms

Updates

2016-09-01 23:45:00 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-01-19 21:03:26 +0000

10 signatures reached