EDUCATION Minister Huw Lewis has congratulated the Welsh winners of the Silver Pearson Teaching Award.
The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching.
The five Welsh winners include Claire Warlow from Tre Uchaf Primary School, Loughor, Swansea, who has won the Teacher of the Year in a Primary School.
Mr Lewis said: "I am delighted that top Welsh teaching talent is being recognised with such a prestigious award."
The winners will compete at the UK final in London on October 26.