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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.

Health and safety FAQs

Health and safety is an area that can cause our members a great deal of concern, especially when defining whether responsibility for an accident lies with the head teacher or employer. 

We set out the frequently asked questions school leaders get in contact with us about on this tough topic. Many of the questions don’t have clear ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers, but instead, they refer to the need for a head teacher to decide based on their professional judgment. In these instances, we look at whether the decision you should take is reasonable, balanced, and proportionate. 

The advice is based on health and safety regulations. However, when making any health and safety decisions, it’s important that you also have regard to any policy or procedure that the employer may have in place.

If you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective way of managing your school’s health and safety planning, practice, and guidance, NAHT Assured provides you with Schools Assist, delivered by our partners at Strictly Education. Find out more here

First published 02 October 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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