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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 potential circuit break lockdown in Wales

Laura Doel, NAHT Cymru director said: “A decision of this magnitude needs to be based on the advice of medical and scientific experts and it is not for schools to say whether circuit breaks are the right or wrong thing to do.

"What is clear is that if schools were to be part of any planned circuit breaks and close, our concerns would be for vulnerable children taking more time out of school when schools play a vital role in their support network; more time out of education when children have already lost so much and we don’t we don’t know how long that may continue.

"We are also sympathetic to the difficulties this will cause parents, as many school leaders are also parents themselves and having to find childcare at short notice will put more pressure on families.

"There is no doubt that time out of school would be of benefit for school staff, many of who worked throughout the summer holidays to make sure schools were ready for a September return. But the overriding factor needs to be the health benefits from slowing the spread of the virus.

"Any decision on schools needs to be made nationally by the Welsh Government to avoid a mixed picture across Wales, that decision needs to be communicated clearly to schools and parents and it needs to be made to give everyone enough time to prepare for the impact any school closures may have.”

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

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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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