NUT Cymru Welcome Appointment of Kirsty Williams as new Education Minister

19 May 2016

Wales’s largest union for qualified teachers have welcomed the appointment of Kirsty Williams AM as the new Minister for Education. NUT Cymru say there are a number of major challenges facing education in Wales and the union look forward to working constructively with the Minister to meet them head on.

NUT Cymru Secretary, David Evans, said:

“We offer Kirsty Williams AM our warmest congratulations on her appointment to the role of Education Minister. With the work being done on the curriculum, qualifications and teachers training it will be a demanding but exciting portfolio for the new Minister. We wholeheartedly look forward to being able to play a positive role in working with the Welsh Government and will be seeking to sit down with the new Minister at the earliest opportunity to share ideas on how we can build on the real progress that has been made in recent years.

“There were some exciting education policies in the Lib Dem manifesto around cutting class sizes and tackling the funding shortfall for our schools. Undoubtedly, as well as other areas of the Labour manifesto Carwyn Jones will be seeking to implement, these will be at the forefront of Kirsty Williams’s thinking. They are areas that are top of the agenda for NUT members and we look forward to working closely with the Minister on them.”