Case Studies

Overall FE provider of the year – TES FE Award winner 2019

Redbridge Institute “Fun” isn’t a word that Ofsted uses lightly. But when the inspectorate published its report on the Redbridge Institute last May, there was no other word that would do. As the glowing report, which found the provider “outstanding” in all areas and identified no areas for improvement, put it: “Teachers have extremely high […]

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FE Leader of the Year – TES FE Award winner 2019

Paul Phillips, Weston College In his 18 years at the helm of Weston College, Paul Phillips has directed a dramatic turnaround in its fortunes. The judges commended Phillips for the proven impact of his leadership which has been sustained over time. Turnover at the college has increased from £9 million when he joined in 2001 […]

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Teacher of the year – TES FE Award winner 2019

Samantha Jones, Bedford College This category recognises tutors who have made “a major contribution to educational life”. Samantha Jones has not only made a contribution to her students but also to the FE sector as a whole through her FE Research Meet initiative. Jones is a part-time advanced practitioner in Bedford College’s Teacher Education and […]

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Overall FE provider of the year – TES FE Award winner 2018

Foxes Academy This was the first time that the winners of the five institutional categories – FE college, training provider, sixth-form college, as well as the inaugural specialist provider and adult and community learning provider awards – have gone head-to-head for the right to be named overall provider of the year. And the judging panel […]

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FE Leader of the year – TES FE Award winner 2018

Lowell Williams – Dudley College of Technology It was in 2007, shortly after Dudley College of Technology had been rated “inadequate” by Ofsted, that Lowell Williams was appointed principal. He put in place a range of remedial actions, communicated a clear vision to staff and governors, and laid out a detailed annual plan. He then […]

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