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Tresham wins Provider of the Year Award 2012


LSIS Provider of the Year Award

Tresham’s Students’ Union Team 2012-13 with Graham Wooldridge with the Provider of the Year Award.

Tresham received the Provider of the Year 2012 Award at the Leading the Learner Voice Awards on Thursday 21st June. The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and the National Union of Students (NUS) host the Leading Learner Voice Awards to recognise staff and providers in the further education and skills sector to embrace best practice in colleges.

Learners from Tresham’s Student Union, Charlotte Mallery and Ellis Deuchar, represented the college during the event and highlighted how Tresham remains committed to putting the learner voice at the heart of moving the college forward to outstanding.

The Leading the Learner Voice awards highlight outstanding practice in leadership for learner voice and value of the different leadership roles vital to ensure that learners’ views are actively sought, listened to and acted upon.

Tresham has developed its Students’ Union activities over recent years with the help of Graham Wooldridge, Learner Involvement Coordinator, to ensure that each learners opinion counts and is considered. Tresham’s Students’ Union consists of nearly 200 representatives with an executive team who hold Learner Voice drop-ins across all college campuses and regular e-meetings to speak to fellow learners.

During last year, Tresham’s Student Union influenced the following changes by the college’s leadership team:

  • A new design and format for the Virtual Learning Environment
  • Better ILT training for teaching staff
  • Refurbishment work at the college’s Wellingborough campus
  • Increased number of courses delivered at all campuses to assist with travel costs
  • Improved social areas around college campuses
  • Better menus within college canteen
  • Access to sports facilities
  • Improved information, advice and guidance into work or further study

Graham Wooldridge, Learner Involvement Coordinator at Tresham said:

“I am so proud of not only of Charlotte and Ellis for their fantastically confident and mature performance, but of all this year’s TSU Exec Team and Volunteers who have contributed great ideas and opinions on all aspects of their learning experience.  However, this award is also testament to the teams of the past few years on whose practice we have continued to build, and other staff whose contributions this year have been important, particularly many of the PDC Team.   The experiences the learners get through their involvement with TSU and Learner Voice are so valuable and add much to their personal skills and development.  I continue to be privileged to work in this field and with such talented young people.”

Stuart Wesselby, Principal at Tresham said:

“Tresham is delighted to have won this prestigious national award and be recognised by the LSIS for the third year running.”

This is another credit for the college in recent weeks, after it was also named as one of the top 20 colleges for learner success out of all general further education colleges across the UK in 2011/12.

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