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Brilliant teaching recognised with award nominations

Published: April 15, 2016

The Cornwall College Group Corporate

The brilliant teaching on offer across The Cornwall College Group has been recognised with nominations for two awards, one local and one national.  In the inaugural Cornwall Teaching Awards, which are held this evening, three lecturers from TCCG are in the final of the Outstanding FE Lecturer award.

Director of Education for The Cornwall College Group, Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope, said: “The Cornwall Teacher Awards is in its first year and to have all three shortlisted candidates in the Outstanding FE Lecturer category from The Cornwall College Group is evidence of our commitment to high quality teaching and learning. I feel lucky to lead Learning and Teaching across our colleges; our teachers are dedicated subject experts who engage and motivate their learners to succeed.”

The three shortlisted lecturers are; chef lecturer Phillip Oakes from Cornwall College Camborne, sports lecturer Ryan Le-Doux –Lucas from Duchy College and employability tutor Judy Chabowski from Cornwall College St Austell.

Principal and CEO of The Cornwall College Group, Amarjit Basi said: “I am truly delighted that the brilliant learning offered by our experienced and inspirational team has been recognised in this way.  It is a great testament to our ethos of ‘making learning work’ that all three lecturers shortlisted in the Outstanding FE Lecturer Category are from The Cornwall College Group.”

Next week The Cornwall College Group will be represented at this year’s TES Awards, where the group has been nominated for Best Teaching and Learning Initiative.  The award ceremony, which is taking place in London, will feature colleges from across the UK and recognises and rewards the dedication and expertise of the people and teams who continue to make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels of young people and adult learners.

Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope said: “This is fantastic recognition of the commitment that TCCG has to ensuring high quality teaching for effective learning throughout our curriculum. The initiative we introduced is called Brilliant Learning and it provides a framework for all of our teachers to use.

“Brilliant Learning ensures that all learning encapsulates four key values – shared, ambitious, lively and true (SALT). Teaching is developed through a clear process – plan, engage, personalise, practise, explore and review (PEPPER). All our teachers know that Brilliant Learning has to have SALT and PEPPER and it is the simplicity of this framework that has made it such a success.”

Amarjit Basi concluded: “Being shortlisted for a TES award is brilliant recognition for the hard work and dedication of our team; it’s also a great example of what makes the learning journey of our students unique and ultimately makes them work ready.”

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