Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, has announced that the search for Wales’ best Teaching Professionals for the third Professional Teaching Awards Cymru has begun.

Pupils, colleagues and parents from across Wales are being encouraged to nominate teaching professionals from Mid Wales that they believe have made a real difference to the education of others in Wales.

Last year at the 2018 Professional Teaching Awards Cymru there were more than 100 nominations, 24 finalists and nine winners in a variety of categories.

Education Secretary and Brecon and Radnorshire AM, Ms Williams said: “I am very happy to announce that the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru will return for the third time. Over the last two years, we’ve celebrated some fantastic education professionals from across Wales, all of which have shown passion and dedication to the education of others.

“Teachers are at the heart of Wales, setting paving stones for the next generation. We have a duty to raise standards of education in Wales to make sure that young people are reaching their full potential.

“In order to celebrate the achievements of those who go above and beyond for their pupils, we have brought back the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru for another year. Nominations are now open, and we would love everyone to take the time to put forward an outstanding teaching professional to recognise their achievements as one of the best in Wales.”

Nominations are open until November 30, with the winners being revealed at an exclusive Awards ceremony in May 2019.