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NAHT Cymru

NAHT Cymru is the definitive voice of school leaders in Wales. We keep the best interests of children at the heart of everything we do.

Along with our colleagues in England and Northern Ireland, we are here to defend and extend the rights of our members, as well as provide advice, protection and support specific to school leaders throughout Wales

NAHT Cymru yw llais diffyniadol arweinwyr ysgolion yng Nghymru. Mae buddiannau gorau plant yng nghraidd popeth a wnawn.

Ynghyd â'n cydweithwyr yn Lloegr a Gogledd Iwerddon, rydym yn bodoli i warchod ac ymestyn hawliau ein haelodau, yn ogystal â darparu cyngor, diogelwch a chymorth sy'n benodol i arweinwyr ysgolion ledled Cymru.

NAHT Cymru comments on Estyn inspections to be put on hold

Laura Doel, Director of NAHT Cymru said: “NAHT Cymru has campaigned for Estyn inspections to be put on hold following a truly challenging year for schools and it is pleasing that the voices of our members have been heard.

“Schools in Wales were promised an inspection-free year to allow them to concentrate on new curriculum development. COVID-19 forced schools into dealing with the crisis, rightly choosing to focus on supporting learners at home and in school. For many schools, the development work on the new curriculum and additional training for staff necessarily took a back seat. For inspections to resume in September would have been a mistake and a distraction to the priority of COVID-19 recovery in schools. Fortunately, Estyn recognises the situation faced in schools and is working to support the profession.

“I am heartened to hear that Estyn plans to pilot new inspection arrangements with schools that agree to take part. It is vital that the new arrangements are trialled in schools ahead of implementation to ensure they are fit for purpose.

“If the new curriculum is to succeed; if recovery is to be our focus and if wellbeing of learners and staff is going to be at the heart of everything we do in education, it is vital that schools are given the space they need to allow that to happen.

“NAHT Cymru has published a blueprint for education recovery in Wales. Removing unnecessary burdens and distractions, including a longer pause for formal Estyn inspections. Our early discussions with Welsh Government about recovery have been productive and we urge policy-makers to tack account of our Blueprint.”

The blueprint can be read at:


First published 21 June 2021

Please give us your views  on the current consultations


Welsh Government

Independent review of school teachers pay and conditions in Wales

OPENED 18 January 2018 - CLOSES 1 March 2018

NAHT Cymru draft response of independent review

Support for doctoral study
OPENED 8 December 2017 - CLOSES 2 March 2018

The Education (Amendments Relating to Teacher Assessment Information) (Wales) Regulations 2018
OPENED 14 November 2017 – CLOSES 30 January 2018

Recent consultations

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