Case Studies

Taking Teaching Further: Jenny Lea

Jenny Lea is a Practical Lecturer in Animal Studies at Myerscough College. What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a teacher? One of the aspects I enjoyed the most at my old job was being able to educate people. My parents were both teachers and so it’s always been a career I […]

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Taking Teaching Further: Lauren Yates

Lauren Yates is a Lecturer in Animal Studies. She worked for over 10 years in industry including at Pets At Home as a trainer What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a teacher? I was originally working in store and loved helping customers, helping them solve their problems, helping them find the […]

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Taking Teaching Further: Ben Swidenbank

Ben Swidenbank is an Adult Skills Tutor – Pesticide Application and Horticultural Machinery Specialist – at Myerscough College. He worked as a sports turf expert for over 13 years at places including Arsenal Football Club, Wembley Stadium, Oval Cricket Ground and Wimbledon Tennis Club. What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a […]

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Taking Teaching Further: Rebecca Schofield

Rebecca Schofield is a Lecturer in Animal Studies at Myerscough College. What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a teacher? I was made redundant as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and my background is in veterinary nursing and charity medicine. My role entailed largely community work, involving public speaking, education and […]

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Taking Teaching Further: Dominic Atherton

Dominic Atherton is a Lecturer in Arboriculture at Myerscough College. What was your main motivation to leave industry to become a teacher? Teaching has always been a passion of mine. Although I have not worked as a teacher in a teaching environment, I have always brought an element of teaching into my managerial roles as […]

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Taking Teaching Further: South Essex College

Having taken part in rounds two and three of Taking Teaching Further, South Essex College has been successful in recruiting 15 industry experts to teach at its campus between 2018 and 2020. Having recruited five trainee teachers in round two, the College followed up its success by recruiting 10 further trainee teachers in round three, […]

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