Fonds GB 0210 WSSA - Welsh Secondary Schools Association Records,

Identity area

Reference code

GB 0210 WSSA


Welsh Secondary Schools Association Records,


  • 1968-1984 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

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).

Archival history

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.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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

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

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

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

June 2003


  • English



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.

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