19 Jul 2016
Inspirational Staff Win Awards at Craven College
A hamper from Keelham Farm Shop and a bottle of champagne were lined up for each of the seven Staff Award winners from the dozens nominated by colleagues from across Craven College.
The awards, are designed to recognise and show appreciation for staff who go above and beyond the call of duty.
Winners were revealed at this first awards ceremony which took place in the College’s Performance Hall on I July.
First up was Kirsty Gibson, Specific Learning Difficulties Specialist, for Outstanding Support for Students. Her nominator said ‘Kirsty is an unsung hero, she has a genuine passion for supporting students and is an inspiration to us all.’
Outstanding Contribution to Maths and English, was won by tutor Andrew McFadd who ‘has a passion for getting everything right and is prepared to go that extra mile for students.’
Richard Swires. Apprenticeships Manager, walked off with the Outstanding Leadership Award, as ‘a most excellent leader, always supportive and someone who uses innovative methods to ensure we are running efficiently.’
Tyro Training’s Projects team were awarded the Outstanding Team prize. ‘Projects customer service is fantastic, always friendly, helpful and incredibly knowledgeable and they are a talented team in securing funding; their support with bid writing is phenomenal.’
The Outstanding Customer Service Award went to Nikki Chestnutt, a very popular choice. Everyone agreed with her nominator that ‘Nikki is always cheerful, going that extra mile, beyond her remit, holding everything together, an inspiration to everyone visiting, working and studying at the College’s Aviation Academy at Leeds Bradford Airport.’
The Outstanding Innovation Award was well deserved by Matthew Brennand, Lead Web Developer who ‘has developed a bespoke tracking system for students, which provides essential data and forms the basis of all marketing plans for further growth, which benefits everyone.’
The Outstanding Teacher/Trainer winner was part-time tutor Julie Baugh who was nominated for her photography course which went ‘above and beyond to empower, stretch and progress students and produce outstanding outcomes far exceeding expectations.’
The Principal Robert Bellfield thanked all nominees and winners for their contribution and said he was delighted to be able give them the recognition they deserved.