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National Library of Wales
Welsh Secondary Schools Association records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WSSA

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Welsh Secondary Schools Association Records

Short Title: Welsh Secondary Schools Association records

Creation date(s): 1968-1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Welsh Secondary Schools Association; Headmasters' Association; Secondary Heads Association; John Herbert


Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh Secondary Schools Association is concerned with all aspects of the improvement of the education service in Wales and of secondary schools in particular. It was registered as a charity in 1972. It believes in co-operation and inclusivity, in education for life, and in equality of opportunity, and it provides a forum for debate, professional development and co-operative activity, holding conferences on educational matters, consulting and co-operating with politicians and educational bodies in Wales, and providing school support and training for teachers through the Welsh Schools Partnership. The WSSA is ruled by a Council of representatives from across Wales, and headteachers and deputy and assistant headteachers of all the secondary schools of Wales are members of the Association. Dr John Herbert, of Lliswerry High School, Newport, Monmouthshire, was a member of both the Welsh Secondary Schools Association and the Secondary Heads Association, a UK-wide body for senior staff formed in 1978 (previously the Headmasters' Association and the Association of Headmistresses).


Scope and content/abstract: Records accumulated by Dr John Herbert, 1968-1984, comprising Welsh Secondary Schools Association records, minutes and papers, 1968-1984; and Headmasters' Association and Secondary Heads Association minutes, correspondence, discussion papers and related material, 1969-1984.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: WSSA papers; and SHA papers.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1985 at the National Library of Wales.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Dr John Herbert, Lliswerry High School, Newport, Gwent, in 1985.


Related material: The main archive of the Headmasters' Association is MSS.58, Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1985; WSSA website, June 2003; SHA website, June 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Education | Wales
Education, Secondary | Wales | Societies, etc.
High school principals | Great Britain | Societies, etc.
High school teachers | Wales | Societies, etc.

Personal names
Herbert , John , [alive 1968-1985]

Corporate names
Headmasters' Association (Great Britain)
Secondary Heads Association (Great Britain)
Welsh Secondary Schools Association

Wales ()

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