The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 places a duty on Grŵp Llandrillo Menai (the Grŵp) to comply with the Welsh language standards. A standard explains how an organisation should use Welsh in different situations.
In accordance with the requirements of the standards, this is the publication of the Grŵp's 2020/21 annual report on its implementation of the Welsh Language Standards. The report outlines how the Grŵp complied with the Welsh Language Standards during the period 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021.
We recognise the importance of providing a fully bilingual service to learners, staff and members of the public. In particular, the Grŵp recognises the importance of ambitious developments that will foster an environment that promotes the use and growth of the Welsh language among learners, staff and key stakeholders.
The Grŵp's new Welsh Language Policy was published in July 2021 which outlines our intention to provide services bilingually to learners and the public and to extend the range of higher education, further education and work-based provision available to learners. The policy also outlines the Grŵp's intention to grow our bilingual workforce through the recruitment process and by offering training and support to existing Grŵp staff.
During the reporting period the Grŵp's Panel Iaith (Language Panel) has led a review of the Grŵp's Recruitment Policy looking specifically at the Welsh language skills requirements of all new posts in order to strengthen the Grŵp's commitment to developing a bilingual workforce. As part of this work, the Panel Iaith has also overseen the development of a new intensive Welsh language learning programme for staff which will support the implementation of the Recruitment Policy. This process has involved detailed consultation with staff, learners and other stakeholders to ensure that the policy and programme are workable and ambitious. It is hoped that a new Recruitment Policy and intensive Welsh programme for staff will be implemented during the coming year.
You can view the full report here