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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 announcement of more funding towards post-pandemic education recovery

Responding to the Welsh Government’s announcement today that “a further £72 million will go to support learners” as part of the since the Covid-19 pandemic, NAHT Cymru Director Laura Doel said: “While we welcome the money, it must be used to support high quality teaching and learning, and a long-term evidence-based strategy of wellbeing and education recovery for pupils.

“The concept of ‘catch-up’ is a quick-fix gimmick, and the Welsh Government must listen to the education profession when it comes to assessing the needs of learners and the need to fully fund a recovery and allow schools the time to assess the impact of the pandemic on learners.”

“It’s critical that the money goes directly to schools – not consortia – and local leaders and their teams need the flexibility to use it to support wellbeing where that is the greatest priority for a school, as well around raising standards.

“Investment in high quality teaching through professional development and retaining good teachers underpins this long-term recovery.

“While we await to find out the details around this announcement, it would be useful for school leaders to know that a full academic year is being funded in terms of planning staffing and activity as they move forward on the long road to recovery”.

 

Press and Media contacts:

Steven George
NAHT Head of Press and Media
01444 472886
07970 907730

Rose Tremlett 
Senior Press Officer 
07545 354363


Email : press.office@naht.org.uk

First published 08 March 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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