Welsh education minister Huw Lewis has congratulated 71 Welsh teachers who have obtained a National Professional Qualification for Headship.
This is a mandatory qualification for all practitioners moving into their first headship post in Wales and is awarded on the basis of a thorough practice-based assessment against leadership standards.
"I know the assessment process is extremely rigorous and challenging, and all successful candidates can be rightly proud of their achievement," Mr Lewis said.
Continuing professional development is a high priority for the Welsh government and is being supported by its New Deal aimed at raising the status of the teaching profession in the country.
Under the New Deal, all schools will have to show how they plan to help those in teaching jobs to meet development goals and address the institution’s improvement priorities.
Mr Lewis stated that due to the reforms being implemented by the Welsh government, now is the best time to be a teacher in Wales.
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