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A celebration of teaching and learning

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Students and tutors were among those recognised by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Learning and Skills Service for their hard work, dedication and commitment to education at a special ceremony last week.

The ceremony was held to coincide with the Festival of Learning (formerly Adult Learners’ Week) – a national celebration of lifelong learning.  

The Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Ken Dixon and Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, presented the awards to the winners who were nominated for their achievements.

Anne Rucroft scooped overall winner for ‘Tutor of the Year’ while Alan Gough won ‘Overall Learner of the Year’.

The categories and winners were:

ICT Tutor of the year – Julia Jobling  

Learning Support Officer of the Year – Peter Latham

Skills for Life Tutor of the Year – Jacqueline Arthur 

Family Learning Tutor of the Year – Sandra Johnston 

ESOL Tutor of the Year – Samira Khan 

Assessor of the Year – Tracy Manton 

Business Support Officer of the Year – Catherine Kelly

Community Learning Tutor of the Year – Keith Palmer

Employability Tutor of the Year – Jane Metcalfe

Skills for Life Learner of the Year – Maureen Corbett

Family Learning Learner of the Year – Lynsey Tiplady

Employability Learner of the Year 2016 – Katie Horbury

Study Programme Learner of the Year – James Stott

Traineeship Learner of the Year – Amy-Jane Hanrahan

ICT Learner of the Year – Gillian Fawcett

Gillian Winship – Community Learner of the Year

ESOL Learner of the Year – Ali Hussein


Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said: “Congratulations goes to all those learners and tutors who were fully recognised for all their time, efforts and hard work. Thanks to the dedication of our tutors we are able to provide a wide and varied range of courses which help learners of all abilities tackle the basics, boost their skills and reignite a love of learning.

“If you would like to refresh your skills or learn something different our prospectus, packed full of exciting courses for the new academic year, is available soon.”

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