Last call to vote for amazing teachers in Wales
Nominations for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2019 close on Friday 30 November
Posted by Julian Owen | November 27, 2018 | Events
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People throughout Wales have until Friday 30th of November to nominate outstanding teachers and youth workers working in schools all over Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2019. 

The Welsh Government’s Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams, is urging everyone to nominate their education heroes to ensure that excellent education professionals receive the recognition they deserve. 

Categories for awards this year include Teacher and Headteacher of the Year, Best use of Digital Learning, Inspirational use of the Welsh Language, and Promoting Wellbeing, Inclusion and Relationships with the Community. 

For the new Youth Work in Schools category, judges will be looking for those who have shown real commitment to improving the standards of youth work in schools, excellent leadership skills, and a drive for personal and professional development. 

Dylan Lewis, Best Use of Digital winner 2018, from Pontarddulais Comprehensive, said: “Coming back to the school was amazing; it was lovely to have pupils and parents congratulating me on my achievements. Since winning the award, I have been invited to take part in discussions on the future direction of digital technologies both in the school and within our cluster schools. “It is vital that, in the teaching profession, teachers are acknowledged when they go above and beyond. We are in a profession that has the ability to inspire the next generation of designers, developers and creators.” 

Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams said: “We’ve already received so many fantastic nominations from across Wales for this year’s awards, however, I want to spread the message far and wide so we can celebrate all the very best that education in Wales has to offer. 

“I’m also delighted that this year’s awards will include the Youth Work in Schools category. Youth work plays a crucial role in supporting so many young people throughout Wales, helping them gain confidence and competence to ensure they fulfil their full potential. The award allows us to recognise the big impact their hard work has on the broader educational system. 

“If you know someone that goes above and beyond the call of duty to support the education of young people across Wales, be it a member of support staff, a teacher or a headteacher that is making big steps for your school, please take the time to nominate them and help us celebrate the greatest of Wales education professionals.” 

To nominate a teaching professional doing great work in your area, visit: gov.wales/teachingawardscymru. Nominations close on 30 November 2018.

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