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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.

Supporting children living with HIV

A child living with HIV is likely to face a high level of stigma (eg shame, guilt or isolation), which can have an impact on their well-being.

The child’s family may be dealing with additional complications that managing a long-term health condition presents (eg poverty, caring responsibilities).

However, a pupil living with HIV poses no risk, presents no additional insurance issues and requires no additional resources.

While schools have experience of providing support to children living with many chronic illnesses, the stigma of HIV means that many families are reluctant to disclose the diagnosis and have therefore not notified their school because they fear the consequences. In many cases, the families and children are unable to access the support available to them.

This advice paper provides a framework for schools to ensure a pupil who discloses their HIV diagnosis receives non-judgemental support.

First published 02 August 2018

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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