24 educational professionals from Wales have been announced as finalists for the national awards
Today (12 April 2018), 24 education professionals from across Wales have been revealed as finalists of the second Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.
The awards were created to celebrate the commitment, dedication and hard work of teachers across Wales. Nominations were received from parents, students, colleagues and employers.
The winners from each of the nine categories including Supporting Teachers and Learners and Best use of Digital learning will be announced at a special ceremony at Hensol Castle in May.
Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said:
“Our national mission is to raise standards, reduce the attainment gap and deliver an education system that is a source of national pride and confidence. An integral part of this is about elevating the status of the teaching profession in Wales.
“That’s why it’s so important that we recognise the excellence we see in our schools every day, right across the country.
“The calibre of nominations we had this year for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru was absolutely phenomenal.
“The finalists are a credit to the profession. They should all be exceptionally proud of themselves and I am very much looking forward to meeting them all in May to celebrate their hard work.”
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The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2018 finalists
Supporting Teachers and Learners
Jackie Marshall, Queen Elizabeth High School, Carmarthen
Anne Garner, Ysgol Bryn Elian, Old Colwyn
Adam Griffiths, Penydre High School, Merthyr Tydfil
School Business Manager/Bursar
Brian Crossland, Ysgol Bryn Elian, Old Colwyn
Helen Avery, Cornist Park Primary School, Flint
Jon Caple, Bishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil
Promoting Collaboration to Improve Learning Opportunities
To Be Announced at the Ceremony
Promoting wellbeing, inclusion and relationships with the community
Louise Morgan, Canolfan y Gors, Carmarthen
Inclusion Department Team, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic High School, Newport
Monkton Priory Community Primary School, Pembroke
Teacher of the Year
Carol Hesden, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerffili, Caerphilly
Hannah Hopkins, Pontarddulais Comprehensive School
Lorraine Dalton, Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St Asaph
Headteacher of the Year
Meryl Echeverry, Monnow Primary School, Newport
Eleanor Jarrold, Maes Y Coed Primary School, Pontypridd
Janet Waldron, Pontarddulais Comprehensive School
Outstanding New Teacher
Hollie Sinclair, Caerleon Comprehensive School, Newport
Helen Jones, Flint High School
Natasha Williams, Ysgol Bryn Elian, Old Colwyn
Best use of Digital learning
Dylan Lewis, Pontarddulais Comprehensive School
Ysgol Bro Lleu, Caernarfon
Ysgol O.M Edwards, Bala
Inspirational use of the Welsh Language
Jordan Tobin, Dwr y Felin Comprehensive School, Neath
Sarah Mansfield, St Francis Catholic Primary School, Milford Haven
Gwenan Ellis Jones, Gwynedd Council Education Department