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We've been named FE college of the year and Overall FE provider of the year at the TES Awards!

We Monday, February 27 2017

South Tyneside College has enjoyed amazing double success at THE education sector’s most prestigious national awards by being named the country’s top college and the best for overall provision of Further Education.

Judges at the sixth annual TES FE Awards hailed our commitment to educational attainment, student career advancement and the forging of strong connections with business and the community.

They were unanimous in their decision to recognise us as overall FE provider of the year, citing the breadth of skills on offer locally and nationally as ‘outstanding’, with one judge describing their decision as a ‘no-brainer’.

And they said our ‘outstanding’ employment rate for learners put us ahead of other highly impressive entries in the FE College of the year category.

Praising Chief Executive Dr Lindsey Whiterod OBE, they said we were ‘a brilliant example of a college with a breadth of skills offers’.

A TES FE Awards spokesperson said: “South Tyneside’s commitment to the educational advancement and career attainment of its learners has made it an exceptional centre of learning.

“As well as impressive work within the college, such as delivering clear progression routes into work, it has also had significant impact in the wider community.”

Hundreds of FE providers submitted entries for the award’s 16 categories, which showcase achievement in the local community, employer engagement, innovation in teaching, leadership and apprenticeships.

Chief Executive, Dr Lindsey Whiterod said; “Our success is down to the hard work, dedication and commitment of all staff.  We all work as part of a team, driven to attain the highest possible educational standards and the best outcomes for students.

“This is the driving force which has allowed the college to deliver the exceptional and wide learning offer that has been recognised by the TES FE Awards judges.

“They said in their summing up that South Tyneside is an under-celebrated college – I’m delighted that our work has now been given the national recognition it deserves.”

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