Myerscough tutor named Teacher of the Year in Skills Awards 2018

Wednesday 14 March

A Myerscough College tutor has been named Teacher of the Year in the Skills Awards 2018.

Steven Jones

Steven Jones, GCSE and functional skills Lecturer in Maths, has been recognised for his work with the College’s learners, particularly those currently undertaking an apprenticeship in railway engineering.

Steven was given his award at the bksb Skills Conference, which was held at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. The Skills Awards aims to reward the quality and diversity of educational delivery and achievement in the best educational establishments, along with the most dedicated members of the teaching profession and their learners. They celebrate outstanding, pioneering and innovative work in the development of English and maths skills.

Myerscough College was also nominated for Provider of the Year.

Hundreds of delegates attended The Skills Conference 2018 to discuss and debate key information on Functional Skills, including the reform on English and maths qualifications

Steven was nominated for the award by Paul McGrail, Assistant Principal Apprenticeships & Quality, and Beryl Masters, Myerscough’s Head of General Education.

Paul said: ‘’The College was successful in taking on a new initiative with Northern Rail, and one of the specialist units involved A-Level mathematics linked to the mathematics involved in the rail track environment.

‘’Steven embraced this challenge and he spent endless hours over and above his existing teaching duties, researching relevant mathematics applications in order to provide these learners with valuable, occupationally relevant mathematical studies. He liaised closely with the awarding body to ensure that the assessments were current, relevant and met the requirements fully.

‘’His efforts resulted in more than 50% of the learners achieving a distinction in the units they have taken so far, and all learners have passed to date. This dedication is also apparent in his regular teaching delivery and his learners in the FE department have done exceptionally well in last year’s results.

‘’His rapport with both staff and learners is second to none and this award is worthy recognition of an excellent ‘learner centred’ professional tutor. The College are exceptionally proud to have Steven as part of the General Education team, as he is always willing to share his expertise with all to ensure the team can achieve the best possible outcomes for all learners.’’

The photograph shows Steven Jones receiving his trophy at the Skills Awards 2018.

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by Dave Salmon 

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