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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 wider return to schools on 15 March

Commenting on the wider return to schools in Wales on 15 March, Laura Doel, director of NAHT Cymru, said:

“We want nothing more than schools to reopen for all children, but only as long as the science supports that it is safe to do so. The return must be sustainable to avoid further disruption to children’s education, which means everyone continuing to adhere to the rules. 

“Understandably, there’s been some anxiety around bringing in more children to school as previously there had been an increase in Covid-19 cases associated with schools being open. We remain disappointed that the Welsh Government did not choose to vaccinate school staff, who, as a frontline workforce, should have been prioritised after the most vulnerable in our communities had received their jabs.

“Sick teachers would mean further disruption to pupils’ education and could mean they need to learn from home again, further delaying the start of the long road to education recovery and filling attainment gaps among children.

“School leaders and their staff are working with parents and local authorities to overcome some of the operational challenges that remain in terms of allowing teachers to have time for planning, preparation and assessment while adhering to Welsh Government guidance on contact groups.

“The education profession is leading the way out of lockdown in Wales and through what needs to be a long-term, fully funded strategy to see what each child in our care now needs.”


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 12 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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