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Finalist

Kathryn Matthews

Kathryn Matthews - Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Derwen, Caerphilly

Kathryn is committed to ambitious learning, developing new strategies to support pupils of all learning abilities and ensuring that all children feel valued in the school. 

She encourages pupils and parents to get involved in the development of the school and uses creative leadership and different techniques to support this.

Kathryn is a role model who leads with a flexible approach. 

She promotes inclusion and compassion, encouraging staff, children, and parents to foster empathy through both the teaching curriculum and the after-school activities. Her targeted approach to learning ensures that all children understand and support others without judgement. Kathryn places respect at the heart of all school relationships.