NUT Cymru Manifesto launch

8 January 2016

There has never been a more important time for the Welsh Government to work with teachers

Wales’s largest union for qualified teachers is today launching its manifesto for the forthcoming Welsh election in May, with ensuring a child-focused system is at the heart of its agenda. NUT Cymru have outlined a range of policies that will help ensure the Welsh education system respects teachers, supports parents and pupils, is child-centric and addresses the alarming funding concerns.

NUT Secretary, David Evans, said:

“What we have put together for this manifesto is a range of considered policies that are based on the experiences, knowledge and expertise of those teaching in and leading schools right across Wales.

“We firmly believe the recommendations we are putting forward offer an exciting and innovative way of building on the excellent practice we already see in Welsh schools as well as bringing in new ideas to supplement that.

“Whichever political party is in power after the election must ensure that education is a top priority. As we build towards the introduction of a new curriculum, and aim to sell new Welsh qualifications to internal and external audiences, there has never been a more important time for the Welsh Government, and indeed opposition parties, to work with the teaching profession. We hope that our insight will act as a building block for the foundations of a positive next Assembly term for those seeking to ensure Wales delivers on the potential of our pupils.”

Notes to Editor:
You can access the full manifesto here or for a Welsh language version go here.