Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College shortlisted for TES Further Education ‘Sixth Form College of the year’ award

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth College has been shortlisted in the Sixth Form college of the Year category of the TES Further Education (FE) Awards 2017.

This is a new award which seeks to recognise sixth form colleges which best epitomise the qualities which make the sector so distinctive; in particular, colleges who can provide evidence demonstrating excellence in 16-18 education across the board in terms of the quality of teaching and learning as well as outcomes. The award also recognizes colleges who reach out to other institutions and demonstrate a commitment to sharing good practice and raising achievement more widely. It is open to all designated sixth form colleges in England.

To be considered for the award the College had to demonstrate that it met some key criteria including consistently strong outcomes for students, teaching and learning practices which are particularly effective and innovative and a commitment to disseminating good practice which has had a positive impact beyond the institution. In addition, these qualities had to be seen as common practice in the College.

Elly Tobin, Principal at the College commented, “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award which will mean so much to our students, staff and the wider community we serve”.

The TES FE Awards 2017 are sponsored by The Education and Training Foundation and celebrate and reward the dedication and expertise of the people and teams who continue to make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels of young people and adult learners.

“The TES FE Awards have rapidly established themselves as a landmark event in the education calendar – a fantastic opportunity for us to come together and celebrate everything that is innovative and excellent in this wonderful, diverse sector of ours.” David Russell, Chief executive, The Education and Training Foundation1

The winners will be revealed at a high profile gala awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 24 February 2017.

1 http://tesfeawards.co.uk/tesfeawards2017/en/page/testimonials

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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