Spotlight shines on outstanding education professionals
The Engineering Team from Coleg Y Cymoedd in Cardiff has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Pearson Teaching Awards.
Finalists were selected from over 20,000 nominations made this year and The Engineering Team joins a list of exceptional teachers who are the stars of the education profession.
Finalists will find out if they have received a Pearson Teaching Awards on Thank a Teacher Day, 16 May 2014.
The Pearson Teaching Awards were established by David (Lord) Puttnam in 1999, to celebrate and recognize outstanding educational professionals.
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, president of the Teaching Awards said: ‘I am genuinely proud and honoured to be the president of the Teaching Awards. I owe so much of what I’ve done to my fantastic teachers at school and university and it is exciting to join in celebrating what is probably the most important profession of them all.’
Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK said: ‘Supporting the Pearson Teaching Awards gives us a unique opportunity to champion exceptional teaching professionals across the UK. Pearson has long held lifelong learning to be at the heart of all its business. All young people deserve the very best chance to make progress in their lives through education. That is why we believe it’s vital to recognise inspirational teachers, for their commitment to teaching and learning and improving the life chances of the next generation.’