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Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion have received a royal commendation for their innovative approach to staff development and training with a Princess Royal Training Award.

The award is presented to institutions and companies that implement outstanding training and development programs and the college is one of 47 other businesses, including worldwide renowned healthcare giants Glaxo Smithcline, construction conglomerate Bouygues, steel giants TATA, the Coop, Royal Navy and Wilko, to receive an award this year.

The colleges have been recognised for their sector-leading teaching, learning and staff development strategy, which empowers teaching staff to take ownership of their personal and professional development leading to changes in practice that has real impact in the classroom.

Driven by a self-evaluation of current practice, a programme of staff action research and the personal interests of individual staff, the strategy and approach has led to greater motivation amongst staff, inspiring improvements in professional practice and the raising of standards in teaching and learning.

Read the full article on the Wales Online website: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/special-features/outstanding-staff-development-welsh-colleges-17226334

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