Janet Hayward OBE

Head Teacher

Cadoxton Primary School


Janet has been a teacher and headteacher for over 25 years in schools in England and Wales. She is a Computer Science graduate and is passionate about harnessing the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

She chaired / co-chaired Task and Finish Groups for the Welsh Government into the future of the Digital Classroom and the future of ICT.  She chaired the National Digital Learning Council for Wales from it’s inception in 2012 until 2017 and served as a member of the Education Minister’s Practitioner’s Panel for a number of years.

She is Headteacher at Cadoxton Primary School in Barry. The school is renowned for its work and support to other schools in digital learning, acting as a pilot and case study for initiatives. Janet has developed partnerships with Lego, Apple and Microsoft and the school is an Ashoka Changemaker School.

Janet was named in the top 50 Global teacher list in 2015 and is passionate about embedding the principles of 21st Century learning in it’s truest form in schools, leading transformation in the use of learning spaces, pedagogy as well as student leadership and digital learning. Her school showcased in the “Smarter Spaces” campaign and has won several awards, including a TES award for outstanding ICT partnerships.

She is currently working as an associate Headteacher member of the new Welsh National Academy for Educational Leadership.

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