TES FE Awards 2014
The winners were announced on 28 February 2014. Congratulations to all.
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The Times Educational Supplement is pleased to announce its third annual TES FE Awards. The awards recognise the dedication and expertise of the people who, on a daily basis make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels of young people and adult learners.
The awards are open to anyone working in the learning and skills sector, in an organisation which receives funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), Scottish Funding Council (SFC), or the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA): colleges, work-based learning providers, adult and community learning providers, offenders learning establishments, and specialist designated institutes.
There are 13 categories for 2014, from which our judges will select the outstanding individuals and teams from the learning and skills sector.
Darryl Jones, HMP Hewell, Outstanding Employer Engagement 2012
WINNER: “Being presented with the TES FE Award 2012 for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community is a true honour and a powerful recognition of our work. We had been dedicated to helping people to maximise opportunities of London 2012, since London won the bid to host the Games. This included helping people to get qualified and get work at the Games, to volunteer, perform or simply be inspired. When the summer of 2012 was upon us, and we looked back at all that we’d achieved, we were encouraged to put forward a nomination for the TES FE Awards. We were thrilled to be announced the winning college in this important category. The award has helped us to raise the profile of the results of our work, including the great achievements of members of our local communities in playing their own roles in the ‘greatest show on earth’. Winning the TES FE Award has helped us to keep up the momentum and we’re now focused on making sure that local people can take advantage of the many opportunities of the Legacy of the Games. We’re working with organisations that are moving into the Olympic Park and with other influential partners, to help to create a meaningful Legacy of sustainable employment for local people. FE colleges are well-placed to be powerful and responsive resources for our local communities. Picking up our prestigious, (and very lovely) national award at such a momentous occasion, and hearing the judges’ comments, brought home to us that we really can, and have, made a difference.”
Ian Ashman, Hackney Community College, Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community 2012
Malcolm Walsh, Exeter College, Outstanding Provider of the Year 2012
WINNER: “We were delighted to receive the award of Outstanding HR Team 2012 which recognises the hard work and efforts of an excellent team of staff. As a result of this recognition we have been contacted by a number of Colleges throughout the UK who have been particularly interested in how we achieve such low sickness absence rates. Our average absence rate is only 2% which is well below the sector average and is undoubtedly down to good health and wellbeing support for our staff and a ethos of strong team work and a college community culture where everyone feels supported by managers and colleagues. Whatever role a staff member holds the message that our learners’ needs come first is strongly embedded and as such there is clear correlation between staff performance and learner outcomes. Our partnerships with the local community is also a great aspect of the work that we do and was an important development area contained in our submission for the TES Awards. The enthusiasm from staff who took part in our ‘Make a Difference Day’ in 2012 was amazing and over 200 people took part in volunteering activities throughout the county. This enhanced the profile of the College, team working and staff morale as well as really making a difference to our local community through such activities as beach cleans, DIY SOS, garden make-overs and charity events.”
Kathryn Robson, Pembrokeshire College, Outstanding Human Resources Team 2012
John Laramy, Exeter College, Outstanding Leadership in Learning and Skills 2012
WINNER: “Winning the Outstanding Finance Team award has been a huge boost to both the team and the college. It is particularly pleasing that our contribution to wider college life was highlighted by the judges, as we enjoy, along with all our colleagues, working to achieve the college’s mission to raise aspiration, realise potential and inspire success in a diverse community through high quality education and training.”
Peter Walker, Peterborough Regional College, Outstanding Finance Team 2012
There are awards in 13 categories to recognise achievement by individuals, teams or providers in fields including e-learning, employer engagement, innovation in teaching, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifetime achievement.
Join those impressive individuals and groups who are testimony to the creativity, commitment and passion of our FE sector.
Awards and Gala Dinner
Took place on Friday 28 February 2014
The Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London