Speaking about the Education Minister's announcement to support NQTs and focus on education recovery, David Evans, Wales Secretary of the National Education Union Cymru, said:

“NEU Cymru members will welcome additional funding to support for NQTs over the next term. NQTs will have faced significant disruption to their training, so this opportunity to support them and to help support education recovery is critical.

“We would hope that any NQTs who have not been able to get full-time employment so far can benefit from this, right across Wales. It has been a difficult time for everyone in education, and extra support through this scheme should support those new to teaching and the children and young people they will be able to support.”


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The National Education Union is an amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT), formed on 1 September 2017. Please see the below contact details for assistance:

Contact: David Evans, National Education Union, Tŷ Sinnott, 18 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ.  Tel: 029 20491818.  Mob: 07815 071164.

e-mail: david.evans@neu.org.uk

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