Calling West Wales best teachers
Do you know teachers who have made a very real difference in school? The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru are again celebrating the best in Welsh education.
Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams announced (on Friday 22nd Sept) the return of the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru to celebrate the commitment, dedication and hard work of teachers across Wales.
Nominate teaching professionals making a difference
Students, parents, colleagues, and employers are being urged to nominate teaching professionals from across West Wales that have made a real difference in their school or education setting.
The inaugural awards were held in 2017 with over 100 nominations being cast across the country. This year, the nine categories you can vote for include Teacher of the Year, Headteacher of the Year and Inspirational use of the Welsh Language.
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Recognizing the best teachers in Wales
Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said:
I am absolutely thrilled to confirm the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru are back for a second year. Last year we recognised some incredibly dedicated teachers and staff from all corners of the country and we’re looking forward to meeting even more inspiring individuals this year.”
Our teachers are central to our national mission to raise standards and make sure our children and young people reach their full potential.”
Nominations are now open and we would love the people of Wales to take a moment to put forward teachers and staff so we can recognise the best from across Wales.”
Swansea Headteacher won last year
Mark Thompson, Headteacher at St. Helen’s Primary School in Swansea won the award for Headteacher of the Year in 2017.
He was nominated by two ex-pupils who believed his influence on themselves and the school deserved special commendation.
It was extremely humbling to be nominated by two ex-pupils and realizing the positive impact myself and my staff have had on their lives is very encouraging. I love my job at St. Helen’s Primary and I am extremely proud of the achievements of our students. I want to wish the best of luck to other teachers across Wales, I’m sure the next winner will be truly deserving of the accolade.”
Nominate open until November
Nominations are open until November, with the winners being revealed at an exclusive Awards ceremony in May 2018. To nominate a teaching professional doing great work in your area, visit: Professional Teaching Awards Cymru
Join the conversation with #TeachingAwardsCymru
The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2018 categories:
Supporting Teachers and Learners
School Business Manager/Bursar
Promoting Collaboration to Improve Learning Opportunities
Promoting Wellbeing, Inclusion, and Relationships with the Community
Teacher of the Year
Headteacher of the Year
Outstanding New Teacher
Best use of Digital Learning
Inspirational use of the Welsh Language
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