A BARRY primary school has been declared top of the class in the third Professional Teaching Awards Cymru.

Cadoxton Primary School, in Victoria Road, took home the award for Promoting Wellbeing, Inclusion and Relations with the Community.

Judges were impressed with the school’s dedication to the children, and the way staff work together tirelessly to nurture and support pupil wellbeing.

Twenty-nine finalists from Wales were invited to celebrate excellence in education, in a ceremony in Soughton Hall, Mold.

Welsh comedian Tudur Owen and education minister Kirsty Williams revealed the winners of the 10 categories.

Cadoxton Primary School assistant head teacher Rhian Milton said: “It’s just really incredible to win it on behalf of our whole Cadoxton family.

“It’s been amazing to come here today and see so many incredible people around us, and we just feel so proud.”

Ms Williams AM congratulated all the winners.

She said: “The calibre of nominees was so high that all of those who made it to the ceremony deserve a massive round of applause for all their hard work and dedication.

“The awards are a testament to the winners’ outstanding commitment to our education system in Wales.

“When we launched the awards three years ago it was because we wanted to celebrate the professionals dedicated to teaching our children day in and day out and making our schools great places to learn.

“Every year we have the opportunity to celebrate different aspects of teaching.

“This year we introduced the first Youth Work in Schools award, which recognises those who provide outstanding youth work and have an exceptional impact on the lives of young people in their school.

“Our support workers, teachers and education professionals are integral to our education system and continue to put young people at the forefront of everything they do.”

The awards ceremony can be seen on Facebook @EducationWales from 6pm on Sunday, May 19.

The winners were presented with bespoke, hand-crafted Griffiths Jones trophies.