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National teaching awards recognise Eastleigh College with ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Lecturer of the Year’

We are delighted that the Hospitality & Catering Team and Jules Vince, Teacher Training lecturer, have both received certificates of excellence from The Pearson National Teaching Awards. Their certificates, for ‘Further Education Team of the Year’ and ‘Further Education Lecturer of the Year’ respectively, provided a real boost to all the teaching professionals working at Eastleigh College at the end of an extraordinary and challenging term!

‘Team of the Year’ shows that the successful Hospitality and Catering team (Sue Lyons, Greg Cheeseman, Richard Carter, Lisa Hatherell and Shelagh Bunn) is a key asset to the College, commanding respect and admiration within the teaching community, leadership team plus learners and parents. Sue said:

‘The team is committed to giving learners an all-round hospitality and catering experience which is fun, packed with industrial knowledge and experiences that raise the learner’s expectations, promotes ambition and gives them the employability skills to go out and succeed in the industry.

‘To make this happen, all the team work above and beyond their teaching commitments. They give up evenings, weekends and holidays to develop relationships with employers, enhance curriculum delivery and find work experience for all their learners.

When Jules Vince received the award for ‘Lecturer of the Year’ she said:

‘I was surprised and delighted to receive this award from Pearson; it means so much that my colleagues nominated me.’

‘This has been a strange and unusual year. What I will remember most, is how hard everyone worked to support our learners to enable them to achieve their qualifications in very challenging circumstances. I’m really proud to work with the whole team at Eastleigh College and to celebrate everyone’s achievement.’

Jules lectures in Teacher Training at Eastleigh College and is University of Portsmouth Associate Lecturer on the Level 5 Certificate in Education and the Level 6 PGCE course. Jules is also one of the College Teaching and Learning Coaches who support staff with their continuing professional development.

Paul Cox, CEO of Eastleigh College said:

'All our teaching staff are unsung heroes. In this crisis, they have worked hard to enable learning to continue in incredibly challenging circumstances. They deserve our deep gratitude so it is great to see colleagues recognised for making a difference. I am very proud that Jules and our Hospitality and Catering team have been recognised nationally.'

The Pearson National Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, founded in 1998 by Lord David Puttnam to recognise the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach.