Mudiad Meithrin has announced that Eunice Jones is the new National Manager of the Level 3 National Diploma and the Cam wrth Gam Schools Scheme following the retirement of her predecessor Harri Jones, after 18 years service for the charity.
It’s a busy time of year for Eunice with this year’s GCSE results being announced on Thursday 23 August. During the following days pupils will be choosing which courses to study when they return to school in September including some courses offered through the Cam wrth Gam Schools Scheme.
From this September thirteen schools will be a part of the Cam wrth Gam Schools Scheme, which offers Welsh-medium courses to pupils in secondary schools as part of the school curriculum.
A variety of Welsh-medium courses are offered including - Level 2 Certificate in Child Care and Education, Lefel 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Lefel 3 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and a Lefel 3 Extended Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. The courses are accredited by the awarding body CACHE.
Nearly 1,000 pupils have successfully qualified since this specialist service for Welsh-medium secondary schools started in 2006.
Eunice Jones, said:
“I am delighted that so many Welsh-medium schools across Wales are taking advantage of the Welsh-medium provision offered by the Cam wrth Gam Schools Scheme as well as that so many have qualified through the medium of Welsh to work in early years settings on the National Training Scheme across Wales. Other schools throughout Wales that teach through the medium of Welsh are welcome to contact us if they want to discuss how we can provide these courses for pupils.”
Originally from Penuwch, Ceredigion, Eunice now lives in Felinfach and has worked for Mudiad Meithrin since 2006. Eunice was the National Training Scheme Co-ordinator between 2010 and 2017, when she was appointed to the post of Deputy National Manager, being chiefly responsible for the Cam wrth Gam Schools Scheme nationally.
Eunice added: “I’m really looking forward to managing the National Training Scheme. It’s an exciting period at the moment with new qualifications coming into force in September 2019. I am looking forward to the challenge of preparing for this and to lead our team of staff through the changes by trying to follow in Harri Jones’ footsteps.”
The 13 schools that will take part in the scheme during 2018-19 will be Llangynwyd, Llanhari, Gwynllyw, Ardudwy, Bro Myrddin, Y Strade,Maes-y-Gwendraeth, Ystalyfera, Bryntawe, Gŵyr, Plasmawr, Glantaf and Bro Edern.