• Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda
  • Gold Winners
  • 2019
  • Cymmer, Porth

Rhian is a transformational leader who is described by colleagues as warm, humble, trusted and inspiring. She has created a successful, bilingual and inclusive school with the Welsh language, culture and heritage at the heart of her vision and drive. Her futuristic vision has turned ideas into success stories, ensuring that her school excels on all levels.

She has built healthy relationships within and across communities, and has always shown others the silver lining, promoting positivity and self-esteem. She has spent over thirty years ensuring that young people receive the best education possible and is determined that no child will fail.

As a team leader, Rhian is known for her unwavering values and principles, optimism and resilience.

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Media coverage:

School woos 26 ex pupils to teach (from The Sunday Times)

Back to class! 27 ex-pupils return to their old high school… as TEACHERS (from the Daily Mail)

Revealed: The winners of the 2019 Pearson Teaching Awards (from Schools Week)

UK’s best and brightest teachers honoured at prestigious awards ceremony (from Relocate Magazine)