The inaugural Cornwall Teachers Awards took place at Truro Cathedral recently to recognise inspirational and outstanding teachers, head teachers, teaching assistants, school support workers and volunteers who make a difference to children and young people in Cornwall.
The University of St Mark & St John was delighted to sponsor the awards with Director of Teacher Education Dr Gill Golder attending and presenting the award for Outstanding School Support Worker of the Year.
Dr Golder said: “It is so refreshing to have an opportunity to celebrate the work of unsung heroes across Cornwall’s education sector, recognising the impact that all those who work with children in schools have on their lives and it was wonderful to see two University of St Mark & St John graduates shortlisted for the awards.” Rachel Trevorrow, who gained a 1st class honours degree on the BEd Secondary Education with Physical Education last year for Newly Qualified Teacher of the Year and Heidi Horner who gained a 1st class honours degree on the BEd Secondary Primary in 2010 for Teacher of The Year.
Pictured: Rachel Trevorrow
Nikki Baron, Business Development Director at EMPRA said; "These fabulous individuals are an inspiration to us all, they are changing lives and giving pupils and students in Cornwall knowledge and inspiration – far more than is on their job descriptions. To be shortlisted is a substantial achievement let alone win.”
The University of St Mark & St John is recognised as a leading University for Education. In 2014 it gained ‘Outstanding’ for Leadership and Management in the new OFSTED inspection framework. In addition, the Complete University Guide 2015 named it as the best University in the South West for Education degree programmes.
It offers three year undergraduate routes in to teaching, post graduate certificate of education and school direct routes into teaching for primary and Secondary Education. In addition, it runs Early Years Initial Teacher Training as Employment based routes into teaching.
Vic Goddard, Principal at Passmores Academy in Harlow and star of Channel 4’s Educating Essex, opened the event and gave an inspirational speech.
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