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NAHT Cymru

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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 news that only half of secondary schools will start teaching the new curriculum next term

Commenting as Education Minister Jeremy Miles announced on Twitter yesterday that half of secondary schools will begin teaching the new curriculum from September, Laura Doel, director of school leaders’ union NAHT Cymru, said:

“Schools are under enormous pressure from both Covid and the challenge of implementing the new curriculum. We have repeatedly told this to the government and the Minister responded with some flexibility by allowing Secondary schools to have a phased start to the new curriculum. The fact that half of secondary schools are delaying their start shows that they don’t feel ready.

“Following the two damning independent reports on consortia support for leaders and the new curriculum, it’s no wonder they don't feel ready. It’s only right that they should be able to take their time to get this huge change right and ensure our learners get the very best of what the new curriculum will have to offer.

"Unfortunately, primary schools have not been afforded that opportunity. Those leaders continue to be under immense pressure and we urge the government to offer some flexibility to those primary settings who feel they need it. We all want to see a successful rollout; I don’t see the sense it sticking to an arbitrary deadline that could hinder the process further down the line.”

First published 19 May 2022

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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