Case Studies

Sam Parrett: Tes FE Awards 2020 FE Leader of the Year

According to the judges, London South East Colleges’ chief executive Sam Parrett “embodies what it is to be a true leader, not just a person at the top of an organisation”. Appointed principal of Bromley College in 2010, she oversaw a merger with Orpington College the following year. Then, in 2016, at the request of […]

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Helena Good: Tes FE Awards 2020 Teacher of the Year

Graphic design lecturer Helena Good has worked in education for 23 years. In her current role as a graphic design lecturer at Edinburgh College, she shares her passion for creativity and design with students through the college’s NC, HNC and HND graphic design courses. Good established a programme that partners HND students with a mentor […]

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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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