Winners of the TES FE Awards 2018 announced

The winning individuals and institutions were chosen from a record number of entries across 17 different categories representing the very best in further education

Jonathan Owen

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The winners of the Tes FE Awards 2018 were crowned last night at a black-tie event attended by more than 800 people and hosted by comedian Alan Davies.

The event, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, celebrated inspirational individuals and outstanding organisations in FE.

A 14-strong panel of judges has spent the past year assessing a record number of entries for the awards, sponsored by the Education and Training Foundation, now in their seventh year.

More than 100 individuals and organisations were shortlisted for the 17 award categories. They included the first ever Tes FE award for specialist provider of the year, won by Foxes Academy – and adult and community provider of the year, won by Lancashire Adult Learning. Foxes Academy also won the flagship award of overall FE provider of the year.

Education secretary Damian Hinds paid tribute to those who had taken part in the awards. In a tweet earlier this evening, he said: “Congratulations to all the nominees in the #tesFEawards which celebrate the excellent work taking place in our colleges up and down the country”.

Photos from the event will be published on the official awards website.



TES FE Awards 2018: the winners

Overall FE provider of the year – Foxes Academy

Lifetime achievement – Jill Westerman, Northern College

Employer engagement – Stephenson College

FE leader of the year – Lowell Williams, Dudley College of Technology

Apprenticeship programme of the year – Busy Bees Training (Highly commended: City of Glasgow College)

FE college of the year – Fareham College

Training provider of the year – HIT Training

Sixth-form college of the year – Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Adult and community learning provider of the year – Lancashire Adult Learning

Specialist provider of the year – Foxes Academy

Outstanding use of technology for improving teaching, learning and assessment – Basingstoke College of Technology

Assessor of the year – Keith Haynes, Bedford College Group

Teacher of the year – Alison Scattergood, East Durham College

Best teaching and learning initiative – Barking and Dagenham College

Support for learners – Kirklees College

Contribution to the local community – ELATT

Professional services team of the year – Central Bedfordshire College


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