Trystan Edwards is the headteacher of Ysgol Garth Olwg. He was Deputy Headteacher at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun and before that had undertaken several roles whilst working at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf. He is a Peer Inspector with Estyn and a member of the stakeholder groups for both Qualifications Wales and Central South Consortium. Trystan was a former member of the DDAG group which was responsible for steering the Assessment arrangements for GCSE and A level during the pandemic. He has also been part of the national group that designed the current NPQH qualification and presents and facilitates a module of this qualification and other leadership qualifications for Central South Consortium.
Trystan is passionate about developing leadership within the education system and his most recent action research focused on the work of Chris Hirst and the ‘High Performance Podcasts’ by presenter Jake Humphrey and Professor Damien Hughes. He is also very committed and a strong advocate for promoting and developing the Welsh medium education sector as the importance of the Welsh language is at the core of his personal and professional values.
Trystan lives in Cardiff with his wife Eirian who is a Welsh teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda, and their two children Deio and Mared. He does his best to keep fit and has previously ran both the Snowdonia Marathon and the Snowdon Race in the past. He is a season ticket holder of Cardiff City Football Club and a member of the Red Wall and enjoys attending the games with his family at the Cardiff City Stadium.