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Janet Hayward OBE

Chair, Associate Federation

Janet Hayward OBE is Executive Headteacher of Cadoxton and Oak Field Primary Schools in Barry. She was previously headteacher of Barry Island Primary School and Chair of the National Digital Learning Council between 2012 and 2017.

Janet has been involved in a number of projects across the education sector including the inception of Hwb. She is a pioneer school lead for the Digital Competence Framework (DCF), Health and Well-being and is a judge for the annual teaching awards. Currently, Janet is leading on the Big Bocs Bwyd Project which is installing “pay as you feel” shops across eight Welsh schools.

In her role as an Associate Janet has relished working with colleagues and forging new networks across Wales which has improved her understanding of the breadth and depth of strong practice in different contexts. She co-authored the commission report, Our Call to Action, and co-developed the online Innovation Workshops with Professor Andy Penaluna and the Leadership Academy team.

Janet is from Pontlliw, near Swansea, and is the daughter of two teachers. She has two grown up children, her husband is a Maths teacher and she has a needy and entitled miniature sausage dog called Oscar. Janet enjoys trashy novels, sunshine and beach walks, and combining all three with the odd cocktail is her dream!




Janet Hayward OBE

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