The Teaching Excellence Awards where held on the 26th April 2012. The Awards Ceremony acts as a thank you to all the staff that have gone beyond the call of duty to provide exceptional teaching. As part of the awards this year, we asked students why they nominated their Teachers and filmed their response. This was to show that the awards came from the Student's themslves and we hope that this made the awards extra special for the Teachers.
We also decided that we would give them a little surprise. Well, what did you expect when you mix students and camera's!
The Best Overall Teaching Award is given to the Teacher who shows outstanding commitment to both Teaching & Learning. Those nominated go beyond the call of duty to deliver an enhanced learning experience. The Teachers shortlisted for this award were:
Amanda Corrigan, Cedric Moreau, David Mackay, Francesca Perazio, Ian Towle and the winner of the award Lizann Bonnar.
The Most Supportive award is to recognise Teachers for their pastoral roles. It is awarded to Teachers who show an exceptional commitment to student welfare through personal development. The Teachers will help support students through the more difficult times of their studies, so that the student can continue to have an enjoyable learning experience. The Teachers shortlisted for this award were:
Andrew Briggs, Hugh Gallagher, Louise Kelly, Stephan Weiss and the winner of the award Debbie Willison.
Passion for the Subject
The Passion for the Subject award aims to recognise the Teacher who demonstrates enthusiasm about their particular subject, creating an exciting and inspiring learning environemtn for students. The award is given to the Teacher that engages students in their subject by motiviting them to learn and get involved in the content. They will ensure a two-way communication between themselves and the students and offer intellectually challenging experiences to students which are deemed enjoyable. The teachers shortlisted for this award were:
Carey Philpott, Claire Cassidy, Gian-Luca Oppo, Lesley Waddle and the winner of the award Sue Ellis.
Many thanks to all those students who nominated Teachers, and we hope that you will nominate even more next year.