Students and staff at Kirklees College are celebrating the success of an inspirational lecturer.
Corrine Scandling, curriculum team leader for teacher education and development, was recognised for her “exceptional” work with students by being named Further Education Lecturer of the Year at the Pearson Teaching Awards 2014.
Corrine, who lives at Holmfirth, was one of 11 Gold Plato winners selected from across the UK who were whittled down from more than 20,000 nominations received this year. The awards were presented at London’s Guildhall and hosted by TV historian Dan Snow. Corrine received her trophy from Holby City actor Hugh Quarshie.
Corrine took part after winning a silver Pearson’s Teaching Award for Further Education Teacher of the year earlier this year.
Her citation described Corrine her as “an absolute inspiration to teachers in and outside her department”.
It said: “She is a highly creative teacher educator and a valued member of staff who has very high expectations of her teacher education students. She has demonstrated an extremely creative use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment.
“All her courses have a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with interactive resources, formative assessments and a facility for students to upload their assessments.
“Her work is characterised by the highest expectations for all her students and whatever their starting point, she supports them in achieving their very best.”
Teaching Awards judges said: “She has an inspirational impact on the students and teachers of the future, she is a very deserving winner of this prestigious award.”
The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam, Dubbed the teaching profession’s “Oscars” they recognise the life-changing impact of an inspirational teacher on the lives of the young people they teach.