By Ninder Kaur
Bradford College Department for Health & Social Care has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Gold Teaching Award’, which recognises and celebrates excellence in education.
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Department for Health & Social Care (Early Years & Teaching Assistants and Health & Care) were announced as winners in a prestigious competition earlier this summer when they collected a ‘Silver Teaching Award’. The award recognised the team’s exceptional tutors and lecturers who have helped students aim high and achieve their potential, often meeting and overcoming considerable challenges along the way.
Winners were selected from thousands of nominations from across the UK and the team joined a list of exceptional teachers who are the teaching stars of the education profession for 2015. The team received their Award on ‘Thank a Teacher Day’, held on 12th June 2015.
As Silver Teaching Award winners, the team will now be considered for a ‘Gold Teaching Award’ in the Further Education category which will be announced at the UK Ceremony to be held in London on 18th October. The event is filmed and broadcast by the BBC. Over 4,000 entries were submitted this year and just 58 Silver Awards have been made. Now all 58 winners will be considered for a single Gold UK Teaching Award in each category.
Wesley McGlinchey, Head of Department for Health & Social Care (Early Years & Teaching Assistants and Health & Care) said: “I am proud and delighted that that team won a ‘Silver Award’ earlier this year. It recognised the hard work of the staff and their dedication and commitment to our students and the local community. The recognition also builds on the Departments Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding result. We are delighted to be shortlisted for a ‘Gold Award’ and look forward to attending the awards later this month.”
The Pearson Teaching Awards were established by David (Lord) Puttnam in 1999, to celebrate and recognize outstanding educational professionals.