Last night was LSIS’s annual ‘Leading the Learner Voice Awards’. The awards were created to recognise the contributions that staff, students and colleges make to their communities.  A record 96 entries were received.

Bournemouth & Poole College bagged a double award, the college won the top accolade, Provider of the Year and college student Matt Tonge won the Learner of the Year Award.

Presenting the Awards, Dame Ruth Silver DBE, Chair of LSIS, said: “I am delighted with the standard of nominations we had for this year’s Awards. It has been inspiring to learn about the tremendous achievements being made by the sector supporting and promoting learners. Each Award recipient demonstrates the very best of the excellent and innovative work that is being undertaken up and down the country.”

FE Week congratulates the following winners:

  • Learner Voice Practitioner of the year, Tracey Whitehead, East Riding College
  • Leading Learner of the Year, Matt Tonge, Bournemouth & Poole College, Chris Hinton – BMW Plant
  • Student GovernorCedric Irankunda, Stratford upon Avon College
  • Principal or Senior Leader,Graham Razey, Thanet College
  • Health and Wellbeing, e-Responsibility, Gateshead College
  • Outstanding Contribution to the leadership of learners, Graham Wooldridge, Tresham College
  • Social Cohesion and Civic Participation, Human Rights Activism, City of Sunderland College
  • Most Improved provider – FE College, Prior Pursglove College
  • Most Improved Provider – WBL/ACL/Offender Learning, Peaks Education Trust, NHS Notts
  • Provider of the Year, Bournemouth and Poole College

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