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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 below inflation pay award

Today the Welsh Government announced a pay award for teachers of 1.75% for 2021.

Laura Doel, director of school leaders’ union NAHT Cymru said: “While we welcome the additional money, it does little to counteract the years of below inflation pay rises, amounting to pay lost in real terms since 2010. At 1.75 per cent, not only is it below inflation, but it effectively amounts to a pay freeze. The latest Treasury average inflation forecasts for the fourth quarter of 2021 shows RPI at 4.3%.

“This additional money will not help solve teacher supply problems, which could get much worse alongside the severe workload and wellbeing issues, which our recent survey of school leaders highlighted.

“We urge the Welsh government to reflect on the impact of continuing the long freeze on teachers’ pay and how it will hit the living standards of our members hard, damaging morale and further reducing the ability of the profession to recruit and retain teachers and aspiring school leaders.”

“Finally, we called for a fully funded pay rise as that does not come out of school budgets. Local authorities are already struggling with Covid costs and this burden cannot be passed on to schools.”

First published 08 September 2021

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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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