We would like to formally announce that our wonderful member of staff, Keith Shiels, has been shortlisted to win the Teacher of the Year award associated with TES. As well as being a teacher of IT, most of you will know Keith as the Director of the STEM and Sport Faculty but recently he has been appointed as our Interim Vice Principal too!

The TES awards celebrate excellent and innovative practice across the further education sector and are now in their seventh year. With colleges and training providers having submitted a record number of entries, next year’s awards – which will take place at London’s Grosvenor House hotel on 23 February – are set to be the biggest yet.

Once again, a number of new categories were added this year, with awards for specialist provider of the year and adult and community provider of the year up for grabs for the first time.

On the night, the winners of these two new categories will go head-to-head with the winners of the FE college, training provider and sixth-form college of the year titles for the right to be named overall FE provider of the year. The winner of the lifetime achievement award will also be announced at the ceremony.


Fingers crossed for Keith!