A proposed Welsh Language Scheme has been developed for Coleg y Cymoedd and is out for public consultation. The proposal is based on the former Coleg Morgannwg Welsh Language Scheme and has been amended following the merger with The College Ystrad Mynach, on August 1st 2013. The Scheme sets out how the college will treat the English and Welsh languages on a basis of equality, taking into consideration the guidelines provided by the Welsh Language Commissioner and ColegauCymru.
The College has adopted the Welsh Government’s principle of mainstreaming and will consider the Welsh language in all aspects of its work and in everything it does. The aim is to ensure that every opportunity is taken to promote and support the Welsh language, which will include planning, providing and evaluating services in Welsh and English.
Judith Evans, Coleg y Cymoedd Principal said “As a college we are committed to the Welsh Language and promoting bilingualism. We want to make a significant contribution to the Welsh Government’s vision of a truly bilingual Wales; our new college has a Welsh name to reflect the college’s bilingual aspirations as well as its involvement in the valleys of South East Wales”.
A copy of the Scheme can be found on the College website /cymraeg or by phoning 01443 663096. Comments are invited from members of the public on the draft Scheme by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter to: David Finch, Deputy Principal, Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw, Heol y Coleg, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QY. The consultation will end on 30 May 2014.