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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 A-level result day, 2021

Laura Doel, Director of NAHT Cymru said: “Learners throughout Wales have studied incredibly hard, overcome significant challenges and should be commended for the grades they have received. They may have had to adapt to new ways of learning and overcome many personal sacrifices, showing great strength and determination.

“Second only to the achievements of our learners is that of our school staff. School leaders and teachers have shown their resilience, their commitment to learners and demonstrated beyond any doubt their professionalism and integrity during this year’s process.

“Any talk of grade inflation is unhelpful and does nothing more than undermine the hard work of learners and dedication of the teaching profession. Grades were awarded on the expert judgement of teachers.

“Any comparisons of previous years’ grades is difficult, given the new process used this year. We must be quick not to come to simplistic conclusions for differences that depend on a host of complex factors.

“What this year has provided is an opportunity for us to look at alternatives to the traditional exam process.

“We know that the traditional way of assessing learners is out of step with the ambition of the new curriculum, and as such, we have called for an overhaul in the process which has been exam based for decades.

“Accountability and assessment is the missing piece of the jigsaw when it comes to the New Curriculum for Wales and now we have an opportunity to take what we have learned from this exam series when looking to build a fair and equitable system in Wales.”

First published 10 August 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

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