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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 Luke Sibieta report into school funding in Wales

Laura Doel, Director of NAHT Cymru, said:

“NAHT Cymru has been calling for a whole-scale review of how schools are funded and how much it costs to educate a child in Wales.

“Unfortunately, this report is little more than a spending audit and tells us largely what we already knew: that there is not enough money in the system.

“The report does highlight the 6% real-terms fall in education spending per learner over the last decade, as well as acknowledging the higher costs facing schools, not least because of covid.

“The Welsh Government has made education a top priority, but it can’t just say that and then let things slide. Funding must continue to keep pace with the new costs and challenges facing schools.

“Curriculum reform and the new ALN framework will only further exacerbate an already pressurised funding system and until we get to the heart of this issue and overhaul the system, progress will always be stifled by a lack of money.”

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 15 October 2020

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

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