This year there are three extra categories to celebrate the very best in Welsh education.
Nominations have already been flooding in for the awards, and there is still a month remaining to give a teacher the recognition they deserve.
Judges are especially looking for teachers leading the way in digital learning. If you know a school that has made technological leaps and bounds in the past few years or months, then you can nominate them for the ‘Best use of Digital Learning’ category. Whether your school is producing their own news reports, trying out the latest gadgets or exploring new programmes to help with learning, this could be the category for you.
New categories also include ‘Outstanding New Teacher’ and ‘Inspirational use of the Welsh Language’. They aim to celebrate staff members who think outside of the box to make their teaching methods innovative, stimulating and original.
Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams said:
“Some truly fantastic teachers have been nominated already but we want to make sure the news of the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru reaches every corner of Wales.
“In our constantly changing environment, the use of technology is all the more important in education. Hearing that teachers are really getting under the skin of new advances and using them to inspire students is fantastic and is something we want to reward.
“If there is someone amazing that teaches your children, a member of support staff that goes the extra mile, a headteacher that is making strides for your school or a new teacher that has made a brilliant impression, take the time to nominate them and help us celebrate the very best Wales has to offer.”
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The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2018 categories:
- Supporting Teachers and Learners
- School Business Manager/Bursar
- Promoting Collaboration to Improve Learning Opportunities
- Promoting Wellbeing, Inclusion and Relationships with the Community
- Teacher of the Year
- Headteacher of the Year
- NEW Outstanding New Teacher
- NEW Best use of Digital Learning
- NEW Inspirational use of the Welsh Language