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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.

Reducing the school week

Since September 2011, governing bodies of all maintained schools have been free to structure their school days, subject to satisfying a few conditions. 

In the current climate, school leaders are seriously considering creative ways to maximise their school's funding while, at the same time, keeping the school safe and ensuring that pupils receive their full entitlement within the prescribed directed time for staff.

Recent media attention has highlighted a growing interest among school leaders to consider reducing the school week as a means of keeping the school safe and, at the same time, saving money.

This paper simply sets out the considerations that headteachers, school leaders, and governing bodies must and should consider if the prospect of reducing the school week to keep it safe and save money trumps the reasons for continuing to operate a more conventional school week model for staff, pupils and parents at their school and in their communities. 

First published 23 August 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

Recent consultations

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