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Wales must value its teaching profession, say Welsh Lib Dems

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams will today launch new teaching awards for Wales to celebrate the commitment, dedication and inspiration of the teaching profession in Wales.

Professional Teaching Awards Cymru will recognise the best in schools across the country with pupils, parents and schools able to nominate education professionals and schools for an awards.

The winners will be announced and celebrated at a special event in Cardiff City Hall on Sunday 7 May 2017.    

People will be able to nominate online, choosing from five categories;  

  • Teacher of the year.

  • Headteacher of the year.

  • Award for promoting pupil wellbeing and or inclusion in school

  • Award for supporting teachers and learners.

  • Whole school award for promoting relationships with parents and the community.

Skills and Lifelong Learning Spokesperson Baroness Christine Humphreys said;

“The role of a teacher is one of the most important roles that anyone can play in shaping ambitious, creative and able children.

“These new awards are an opportunity for us to demonstrate the value of the teaching profession in Wales, thank our teachers and recognise the best teaching and leadership in our schools.

“I’m proud that in Government Kirsty Williams is championing and engaging with the outstanding work and commitment of the teaching profession in Wales.”


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