AN “INSPIRATIONAL” primary school headteacher has been heralded as one of the very best in Wales.
Nia Wyn Williams, who teaches at Ysgol Morfa Nefyn, was nominated as a finalist in the prestigious new Professional Teaching Awards Cymru, hosted in Cardiff earlier this month.
Nia, who has been described as “not only an outstanding teacher, but a great leader”, was recognised as the second best headteacher in Wales, only narrowly beaten by Swansea headteacher Mark Thompson.
Nia was delighted to be recognised as a luminary in her field.
She said: “It was a remarkable experience [being at the finals]. It was a fun event which was full of excitement.
“Tudur Owen was compering and he was fantastic, he made everyone laugh.
“It was an honour just to be recognised and I wish to congratulate Mark on his award.
“I’d just like to show gratitude to the staff and governors of the school, all the work they do makes my life far easier.
“I’d also like to thank all the children for being so enthusiastic and a pleasure to work with. A big thank you to all of you.”
A spokesperson for Ysgol Morfa Nefyn’s board of governors said: “Nia Wyn Williams was nominated for the headteacher of the year award by the School Governors’ chairwoman.
“She succeeded to reach the final and attend the awards ceremony.
“Huge congratulations to her for becoming the runner-up. The governors, staff and parents of the school are very proud of her achievement and congratulate her.”
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