Ruth Davies is headteacher of Waunarlwydd Primary school, a medium sized school located on the beautiful Gower Peninsular. Ruth read English at University Coll of Wales, Swansea before undertaking a PGCE in Cardiff. She taught in in two separate schools before moving onto advisory work (literacy) with the local authority’s School Improvement Team. Her heart was always back in the classroom though and so after four years Ruth moved back into school as a deputy headteacher. A headteacher since 2004, Ruth has supported schools across the region through further briefer periods of secondment, and as a trained Estyn Peer Inspector has worked with schools across Wales. Ruth passionately believes in the role of the public sector in general has to play in advancing the interests of children and their families, and in the role of education in particular.