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Welcome to the
south wales argus Schools & Education awards 2020

The South Wales Argus is proud to announce the third annual
Schools & Education Awards in association with University of South Wales.

The aim is simple, to honour the achievements by everyone from head teachers to teachers, lecturers and teaching assistants in our primary, secondary schools, colleges and universities within Gwent and across South East Wales.

The South Wales Argus wants to reward the innovation and creativity
that goes on in the education sector day in and day out.

We are inviting readers, schools, parents, local education authorities
or anyone with an interest in education to nominate their teachers, teaching assistants, tutors and mentors for the chance to win one of these prestigious awards.

We also want to see entries about those schools and inspirational staff who go that extra mile, those that break down barriers and those whose impact is felt within the teaching community.

Hussain Bayoomi

Managing Director of the South Wales Argus

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Head Teacher of the Year

This award recognises outstanding leadership, management, teaching skills and commitment by a Head Teacher. Judges will be looking for individuals who have gone above and beyond over the school year demonstrating key achievements that have put their place of learning at the highest level for their students, parents and staff.

Teaching Assistant of the Year

This award will go to a truly inspirational teaching assistant. Judges are looking for an individual who demonstrates nurturing, support and confidence within the classroom environment and the wider educational establishment.

Above and Beyond Award

This award will be awarded in recognition of a person or a group of people who have commitment to going that “extra mile”. It could be helping a child fit in or overcome bullying or raising money for a project or initiative.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is for a member of the school community who has shown a commitment to the sector over many years. It could be for a leader, teacher or member of support staff.

School of the Year

The winner of this award will be selected from the winner of Primary or Secondary School of the year and will be the overall winner on the evening.

Primary Teacher of the Year

This award will go to an inspirational primary school teacher. Judges are looking for nominations which showcase an individual’s talent, and which highlights the development of pupils at the start of their educational journey.

Secondary Teacher of the year

This award will go to an inspirational secondary school teacher. Judges will be looking at teaching professionals who inspire and engage within their classrooms in order for their students to achieve their full academic and social potential.

Primary School of the Year

This will be awarded to the primary school who in the opinion of the judges has had an outstanding academic year. This may be improvements in attendance levels, parent engagement or examination results. You may have made or built upon partnerships in the local or business community, achieved new green credentials, or achieved competition success.

Secondary School of the Year

This will be awarded to the secondary school who in the opinion of the judges has had an outstanding academic year. This may be improvements in attendance levels, parent engagement or examination results. You may have made or built upon partnerships in the local or business community, achieved new green credentials, or achieved competition success.

FE Lecturer of the Year

This award will go to an inspirational further education lecturer. Our panel of judges are seeking a professional who demonstrates knowledge and direction within the classroom at any college or further education environment. Nominations should highlight examples of how this individual has inspired their students to achieve success and reach new heights within their chosen subjects.

New Teacher of the Year

This award recognises the fresh, enthusiastic and passionate approach that a new teacher brings to their classroom and profession. Judges will be looking for a new teacher who embraces technology and innovates in their approach to teaching and learning. This category is for qualified teachers who have been working for up to three years and are working in schools where a significant proportion of their week is dedicated to classroom teaching.

Digital Innovation Award

This award recognises excellence in the use of digital technology. Judges will be looking for evidence that the technology has had a positive impact on educational outcomes of students through its use inside or outside the classroom, supporting teaching and learning directly or by easing the pressure on teachers and administrators.

Best Welsh Language Initiative/Y Fenter Gymraeg Orau

This will be awarded to a school or initiative who have provided activities or learning for children and young people to increase their awareness of the value of the Welsh language in the classroom and with fun leisure and cultural activities.
Dyfarnir y wobr hon i ysgol neu fenter sydd wedi darparu gweithgareddau hwyl a hamdden neu gyfleoedd dysgu yn y dosbarth i blant a phobl ifanc, er mwyn iddynt gynyddu eu hymwybyddiaeth o werth yr iaith Gymraeg

Welsh Medium Teacher of the Year/Athro Cyfrwng Cymraeg y Flwyddyn

This award will go to a teacher that inspires and engages pupils to learn the Welsh language or help them learn through the medium of Welsh.
Bydd y wobr yma yn mynd i athro sy'n ysbrydoli ac yn ymgysylltu gyda disgyblion i ddysgu'r Gymraeg neu eu helpu i ddysgu pynciau trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

Early Years Education Award

This award will go to an innovative and successful child-minding provider, nursery, pre-school or organisation which stands out from the rest for their early years support or provision. They should be able to clearly demonstrate the impact their work has had on their users or the children in their care.

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