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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.

Welsh school leaders end Action Short of Strike as new offer accepted

School leaders in Wales will end their long-running Action Short of Strike at midnight on Friday (17 Nov), after NAHT members accepted a new workload agreement alongside an improved pay offer and additional funding.

NAHT members in Wales have been in dispute with the 22 local authority employers since February, commencing Action Short of Strike on 1 February this year*.

Following a ballot of members at half term, 74% agreed to accept the improved offer and workload agreement.

NAHT Cymru’s national secretary, Laura Doel, said: “The action taken by school leaders this year has deliberately protected the delivery of education, but exposed a host of challenges facing schools that had for too long gone unnoticed.

“Teachers’ and leaders’ pay has been eroded by a decade of below inflation pay awards.

"Lack of funding put schools in an impossible position where they were having to make redundancies to balance the books.

"School leadership had become a cottage industry of evidence gathering, data collection, report writing and form-filling, which detracted from their core purpose of leading teaching and learning in our schools.

“Our action provided the evidence base on which to mount an unquestionable campaign to increase pay and bring in additional funding. The workload agreement, predicated on reducing bureaucracy and focusing attention on what makes a real difference to the lives of children and young people, is down to our action.

“An improved pay offer and some additional funding, alongside a review of the education consortia, coupled with the workload agreement, has satisfied the asks of the profession and we look forward to bringing the ambitions of the agreement to fruition.

“There are still a great many challenges facing schools across Wales, as budget cuts and a recruitment and retention crisis continue to plague delivery.

“But our members have demonstrated through their actions that they will stop at nothing to ensure their learners get the very best education and they will not hesitate to take further action if it is warranted in the future.”

First published 14 November 2023

Links to courses/events that are relevant to Welsh members.

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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