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Arwain Newid: Penaethiaid y Gymraeg Mewn Ysgolion Cyfrwng Saesneg Leading Change: The new 2017 Welsh Second Language GCSE
The new Welsh Second Language GCSE and the shift to teaching Full Course to an increased number of students will pose a significant challenge to all schools and Welsh departments. These series of events have been designed to support Heads of Welsh with the implementation of the new GCSE to be taught from September 2017. Central to the programme will be the WJEC agreed specification and SAMs and local exemplar support materials. Course content and exemplar teaching and learning resources will be shared with delegates so that training may be replicated / adapted for delivery to subject specialists at school level.

To minimise the need for subject lead release, key messages and updates for Heads of Welsh will be delivered by the EAS via this platform rather than through the more traditional Heads of Department network meetings during 2017-18.
Heads of Welsh Second Language or their representatives 
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMapSession feeAdditional Fees**Notes
Session 1Wednesday
28 June 2017
09:00 - 15:00Caldicot School,Mill Lane,NP26 5XAMap£0£0
Session 2Thursday
9 November 2017
09:00 - 15:00Caldicot School,Mill Lane,NP26 5XAMap£0
Session 3Wednesday
24 January 2018
09:00 - 15:00Caldicot School,Mill Lane,NP26 5XAMap£0
*Cost charged per Individual Session**Additional Fees charged per Course
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Event Tutors Ann Davies / Janine Venables  
Admin Contact Business Support (business.support@sewaleseas.org.uk)  
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does not apply to Foundation keystage Foundationdoes not apply to KS 2 keystage KS 2does not apply to KS 3 keystage KS 3applies to KS 4 keystage KS 4does not apply to 7-14 keystage 7-14does not apply to Post 16 keystage Post 16
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Target Audience Heads of Departments 
Event Types Course / Network meeting / Workshop
Event Subject/Aspect Area Welsh Second Language
Programme Area Improving Literacy / Reducing Poverty/Disadvantage
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Outcomes and Benefits for the Target Group / Deilliannau a Buddiannau
As a result of the training, teachers should be able to:
• Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of how to teach the three wide themes through the Grammar Annex included within the new GCSE specification
• Delegates will gain an understanding of the levels of challenge needed to ensure all learners achieve to the best of their ability given the non-tiered approach to assessment in this qualification
• Delegates will be able to plan for purposeful use of a language, grammar and skill continuum to provide appropriately challenging lessons for their students
• Delegates and their teams will be able to apply new pedagogical principles needed to develop transferrable language skills and transactional competence in line with new specification

Outcomes and Benefits for Learners in School(s) / Deilliannau a Buddiannau i’r Dysgwyr

To support the development of ambitious, capable learners this training will focus on developing transferrable language skills and transactional competence in line with new specification and the aspirations of Successful Futures and the One Language For All report.