GB 0210 WSSA
Welsh Secondary Schools Association Records,
- 1968-1984 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)
Name of creator
Welsh Secondary Schools Association; Headmasters' Association; Secondary Heads Association; John Herbert.
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).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Dr John Herbert, Lliswerry High School, Newport, Gwent, in 1985.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: WSSA papers; and SHA papers.
Conditions of access and use area
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.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1985 at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Name access points
- Welsh Secondary Schools Association; Headmasters' Association; Secondary Heads Association; John Herbert. (Creator)
- Secondary Heads Association (Great Britain) (Subject)
- Welsh Secondary Schools Association. (Subject)
- Headmasters' Association (Great Britain) (Subject)
- Herbert, John, [alive 1968-1985] (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
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.