Sioned Dafydd

​Position:​Lecturer for PGCE Primary
​School:​Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​Room No:​B217



• Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)  

Research Interests:
• Student confidence in the use of Welsh at Masters Level
• The teaching of Welsh as a second language in Primary schools
• The optimum school size for Welsh medium schools


I joined Cardiff Metropolitan University 2003 as a Senior Lecturer in Education (Welsh Medium) on the PGCE Primary programme, later becoming Programme Director for a period of two years. Prior to this, I was the head of the Welsh department at Howell's School Cardiff where I taught Welsh as a first and second language to pupils from Nursery to sixth form. I was also head of Year 7, responsible for pastoral care and transition arrangements. At the school I was also responsible for Cwricwlwm Cymreig.

I graduate with a BA (Hons) in Welsh from the University of North Wales Bangor (1987) and then completed my PGCE at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1988). I completed my MAE at Cardiff Metropolitan University, then UWIC, in 2011.

Current Responsibilities:

PGCE Primary Tutor with responsibility for Partnership Arrangements with Welsh Medium Schools.

GTP Co-ordinator, Monitor and Assessor for the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) in both primary and secondary sector for Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Cynllun Colegau Cymraeg co-ordinator for Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Lecturing on BA (Hons) Education Studies, Welsh pathway.

Lecturing on language and Gloywi iaith for Welsh medium PGCE primary students

External Links

2012-2015 External Examiner Bangor University PGCE Primary (Welsh Pathway)

2012-2015 External Examiner Bangor University Education Studies BA (Welsh pathway)

2012-2015 External Examiner Bangor University Foundation Degree Childhood Studies (Welsh Pathway)

2014 – Local Authority Governor in Ysgol Y Berllan Deg

2004-2006 Member of the Education Broadcasting Council for BBC Wales

2012 – 2013 Committee member for Cylch Meithrin Radyr

2013 – Member of Fforwm Iaith Caerdydd