Vale teachers among seven across Wales to win at the National Adult Tutor Inspire awards

Two Vale of Glamorgan tutors have taken home Inspirational awards for their commitment and dedication to their pupils. 


  • Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:41 AM | Vale of Glamorgan

Sarian Thomas-Jones, a Learn Welsh in the Vale Tutor was awarded Tutor of Year and Anne-Marie Edwards, who teaches on the Get Back on Track programme, received the Learner Voice Tutor Award at the 2017 National Adult Tutor ‘Inspire’ Awards.


Organised by the Learning and Work Institute, the awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional tutors across the country, who have shown outstanding passion and commitment in their work in teaching others.


Both tutors, who are primarily based in Palmerston Learning Centre in Barry, were among seven across Wales to be awarded for their work at Cardiff’s Atrium building as part of the University of South Wales.


Sarian Thomas-Jones works as a full time Welsh Tutor, having learnt the language as an adult herself.


Sarian Thomas Jones said: “I was delighted to receive the award and to be nominated by students is wonderful, as it comes from the heart.”


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Anne-Marie has been teaching at Palmerston for three years, after completing an adult counselling skills course, which lead her to gaining a Counselling foundation degree with the Open University.


“A huge congratulations to both Annie Marie and Sarian for their achievements, and to be chosen as two of seven across the country is a testament to their hard work.


“As a council, we are pleased to support these tutors and the classes they teach in Palmerston adult centre, and are committed to promoting the Welsh language across the Vale.” - Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture, Councillor Bob Penrose


For more information on adults courses across the Vale, take a look at the website.