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Nominations have opened for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru so now is the perfect time to celebrate the hard-work of school staff in Rhondda Cynon Taf!

The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru honour the achievements of teachers and school staff across Wales who are championing success in education, and demonstrating the utmost dedication and commitment to pupils, schools and the local community.

Residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf are being urged to get involved and nominate their classroom heroes, and with so many talented, passionate and enthusiastic teachers and school staff, the difficult task will be choosing your favourite!

Last year over 100 nominations were received by Professional Teaching Awards Cymru, which saw Rhian Morgan Elllis of Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda in Porth win Headteacher of the Year at the ceremony, and who also went on to win UK Secondary School Headteacher of the Year at the Pearson Teaching Awards in London.

This year there are nine categories for nominations:

  • Headteacher of the Year
  • Inspirational use of the Welsh Language
  • Outstanding New Teacher
  • Teacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Pupil (or Pupils') Award for Best Teacher
  • School Business Manager/Bursar
  • Supporting Teachers and Learners
  • Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Youth Work in Schools

Councillor Joy Rosser, Cabinet Member for Education & Inclusion said: “Professional Teaching Awards Cymru showcase the best of the best in Wales, and our teachers and school staff here in Rhondda Cynon Taf deserve to be nationally recognised for the fantastic work that they do for our pupils and community.

“Schools and their staff across Rhondda Cynon Taf do an amazing job in inspiring our children and young people to succeed in their interests and promote ambition and hard-work. The Council also recognises that to support this, we must provide modern facilities, classrooms and equipment fit for the 21st Century.

“As a Council we have the most ambitious school building and improvement programmes in Wales, with over £200m of investment delivered to date through the 21st Century Schools programme in partnership with Welsh Government, and over £33m in additional school improvement works since 2015/16 – which forms part of the Council’s wider £373.6m #RCTinvest programme across a number of services.

“I urge all residents to get involved by nominating their classroom heroes for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru so they can achieve the national recognition they deserve.”

Nominations for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru are open until 22 November and can be made here.

Posted on Friday 15th November 2019

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