The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru opens for entries

The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, has announced that the search for Wales’ best teaching professionals for the third Professional Teaching Awards Cymru has begun.

Pupils, colleagues and parents from across Wales are encouraged to nominate teaching professionals from across the country that they believe have made a real difference to the education of others in Wales.
Categories for nominations include Headteacher of the Year, Inspiring use of Welsh Language and Promoting Wellbeing and Inclusion and Relationships with the Community, with Youth Work in Schools being added as a category from 2019.
Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, said: “I am very happy to announce that the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru will return for the third time. Over the last two years, we’ve celebrated some fantastic education professionals from across Wales, all of which have shown passion and dedication to the education of others.”
“Teachers are at the heart of Wales, setting paving stones for the next generation. We have a duty to raise standards of education in Wales to make sure that young people are reaching their full potential.
“In order to celebrate the achievements of those who go above and beyond for their pupils, we have brought back the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru for another year. Nominations are now open, and we would love everyone to take the time to put forward an outstanding teaching professional to recognise their achievements as one of the best in Wales.”
Nominations are open until 30 November, with the winners being revealed at an exclusive Awards ceremony in May 2019.

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