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Swansea's Claire Warlow wins top primary school teacher award

Claire Warlow Image copyright Pearson UK
Image caption Claire Warlow works with children aged from three to seven

A Swansea teacher has won a UK-wide teaching award.

Claire Warlow won UK Teacher of the Year in a Primary School at the Pearson Teaching Awards in London on Sunday.

She teaches young children with learning difficulties at Tre Uchaf Primary School.

Education Minister Huw Lewis said: "Claire, her family, friends, colleagues and pupils can be hugely, and rightly, proud of her wonderful achievement".

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Media captionClaire Warlow said the pupils and their parents become like a family

Ms Warlow is based at the school's specialist teaching facility and works with children aged three to seven.

She was one of five Welsh finalists at the awards, set up to honour teachers in England, Wales and Ireland.

Judges described Ms Warlow as "one very special teacher" who has carried out "exceptional work with young children".

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