Education Policy

Education is one of the devolved powers in Wales, meaning that it is controlled by the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament. As a Welsh project, funded by Welsh Government and run through Cardiff University, MFL Mentoring sits within the policy context of Wales as a whole. The following points are key to understanding the landscape in which the project operates.

Curriculum for Wales 2022

The Curriculum for Wales is based on four key purposes and situates international languages alongside Welsh and English. The themes of multilingualism, interdisciplinarity, creativity and global citizenship match the ethos and approach of MFL Mentoring and offer hope for a new outlook and trajectory for languages. Click here for more info.

Global Futures 2015-2022

Welsh Government’s Global Futures strategy has three core objectives aimed at raising the uptake and profile of international languages in Wales. Less than 1 in 5 learners take an international language at GCSE level, marking almost 20 years of steady decline. MFL Mentoring is committed to working with Global Futures to reverse this trend. Click here for more info.

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

The Well-being of Future Generations Act sets seven goals to improve the social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of Wales. MFL Mentoring aims to action these goals within our mentoring sessions and the resources we create by educating learners about global citizenship and the importance of equality and diversity. Click here for more info.

Cymraeg 2050

The Cymraeg 2050 strategy seeks to increase the number of Welsh speakers in Wales to one million by 2050. As a bilingual nation, Wales offers a perfect opportunity to discuss the importance of identity, politics, and culture within language. MFL Mentoring aims to support this strategy by encouraging learners to see their bilingualism as a part of their identity and a springboard to multilingualism. Click here for more info.

International Learning ExchangeProgramme 2022-2026

Announced in March 2020, this programme ensures that learners and staff in Wales will continue to benefit from international exchange programmes, similar to those offered through Erasmus+ in previous years. The programme has reciprocity at its heart, focusing on both inward and outward exchanges to and from Wales. This is a clear commitment to the global profile and outlook of Wales. Click here for more info.