The Council’s Local Education Authority (LEA) has issued a formal notice of their intent in Llangennech – Effective as from Monday 5th September 2016:
Full version of the notice is now on Council’s website: http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/home/council-democracy/public-notices/llangennech-infants-and-llangennech-junior-schools/
A retrograde step in many ways that will damage children from the English language 1 homes as it’s now more than evident that the Welsh Medium “for all” drives down the level of achievement in schools and reduces the life chances of most pupils.
Welsh Medium (WM) education must not be driven through at all costs and the best interests of pupils and their parents must be respected.
Sadly, in Carmarthenshire, the LEA does not value children’s interests or has any conscience regarding the negative implications on their future and the WM education shall be imposed no matter what.
Considerable parental opposition to imposed WM education has been voiced prominently in the local media (Llanelli Star / Llanelli Herald), then Wales on Line and even mentioned on BBC Wales got them absolutely nowhere!
Full history of parental anguish and distress can be read on their website: https://keepllangennechprimarydualstream.wordpress.com/
With all the faux consultation stages, now completed and all that’s left is to “object formally” to the Statutory Notice.
Having said this, It has been made crystal clear in the Executive Summary that every objection on community or pedagogical grounds has already been dismissed using ideology (policy), not pedagogy and will be dismissed again.
This is basically the well tried and practised Gwynedd method = Social Engineering Policy that trumps pedagogy and human rights.
Time for the Welsh Labour Government to get involved or all of this mess is their doing?
Jacques Protic 04.09.2016