This is the third year that NCG have hosted the Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards, to recognise the hard work and dedication of staff working across the NCG Group of Colleges. There were three winners from Kidderminster College.
The winner of the Most Inspirational Teacher from Kidderminster College was Steven Rich, for his pioneering work in games development, his ‘outstanding’ teaching and the way in which he has shared good practice with colleagues.
There were two winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Alan Clarke and Kevyn Gammond.
Alan Clarke won a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as lead theatre technician which has resulted in every single performance held at Kidderminster College a roaring success, and being central to the success of Creative Industries at Kidderminster for over 12 years.
Kevyn Gammond, won his award for his work as an entrepreneurial musician over the last 26 years, the creation of Kidderminster College’s MAS Records and the substantial contribution he has made to transforming the lives of so many students.
The headline sponsor was The Society for Education and Training, represented by Mr Tim Weiss, who delivered an opening address and Ms Claire Mitchell. Individual categories were also supported by Sir Robert McAlpine, Mr Gavin Parks, GPS Installations, Mr Meredith Ashford, NCFE, Mr Mark Wood, Pearson and Mr Joe Bell, City and Guilds, all of whom were available to present the awards with Mr Joe Docherty, to the winners
Congratulations to Steve, Alan and Kevyn and all staff across NCG who won an award, a wonderful testimonial to the hard work and dedication of staff working across NCG Group of Colleges.
Thank you for all your hard work this year and your continued efforts in very unusual circumstances. We do hope you feel well supported by the College in this period of home learning.
We have now heard from the official body Ofqual about how your GCSE exam grades in English and maths will be determined. This is explained in this STANDARD LETTER and we would encourage you all to read it, and to share it with your parents/carers where appropriate.
Your grades will be based on your classroom work and assessments completed since September and your progress reviews to date. They will also be guided by your English or maths tutor, who knows you best and knows how hard you’ve worked. Very specific guidance will be followed by the teachers in this respect to ensure consistency across the country.
Your English and maths tutors will continue to be in touch with you, and to set work, up to the point when grades are to be submitted and you should continue to work on your English and maths until this point.
It may be tempting to ask your teacher or tutor about your potential grades or about the work that they will be doing to determine them, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT DO SO. They will not be able to discuss this with you, and the grades will be confidential and subject to Ofqual processes and checks before the release date in the summer.
Once the grades have been released in the summer anyone unhappy with their result will have the opportunity to appeal.
Please refer back to our UPDATES page for any FAQ’s you may have.