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Gemma Evans Ysgol Greenhill

Pride at top UK inclusion award for Ysgol Greenhill teacher

Balchder ar ôl i athro o Ysgol Greenhill ennill un o brif wobrau cynhwysiant y DU

A Ysgol Greenhill Teacher has won a prestigious award for inclusion after being nominated by her students.

Health and Wellbeing Teacher Gemma Evans received the LGBT+ Inclusive Teacher of the Year Award on Thursday 13th July at a glittering ceremony hosted by Just Like Us, The Young People’s LGBT+ Charity. 

Mrs Evans attended the ceremony in London alongside nominees from schools all over the UK and was accompanied by Mrs Kay Davis who has been instrumental in leading change around diversity.

Mrs Evans and Mrs Davis organise the school’s Social Action Team who work incredibly hard to ensure that all types of diversity are not only supported but celebrated in the Ysgol Greenhill school community.

In her acceptance speech, Mrs Evans said: “We find ourselves in an extremely lucky position living in Wales as we are introducing a new curriculum that has diversity as a golden thread running through all subject areas to ensure our learners become ethically informed citizens.

Gemma Evans Kay Davis Ysgol Greenhill

“Kay and I are very proud to say that our school is one of the most active participants in celebrating diversity in a school where students can be themselves without judgement.”

Mrs Evans was honoured to receive the award and dedicated it to the Ysgol Greenhill Social Action Team for their bravery and dedication to bring about positive change.

Ysgol Greenhill Headteacher David Haynes, said: “I am very proud of Mrs Evans’ fantastic achievement.

“I am delighted that the pupils nominated her for this national award, which is recognition for the outstanding work she has done alongside Kay Davis.

“They continually champion our school values of kindness, respect and equity for everyone associated with our Greenhill community.”