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College Recognised at the 2016 TES FE Awards

Posted on 25th April 2016

Pictured L-R: Shappi Khorsandi, Jonathan Godfrey (Principal), Peter Cooper

Hereford Sixth Form College has won the ‘Sixth Form College of the Year’ award at the TES FE Awards.

Stephen Exley, Assistant Editor of the TES said, “Hereford Sixth Form College was chosen as the inaugural winner of this new award, in recognition of its innovative provision and impressive student outcomes.”

The College’s ALP score (a national value added measure) puts it in the top 5 per cent of all schools and colleges in the system. The proportion of A*-B grades per A-level entry is 60 per cent – the best for non-selective sixth form colleges nationally. Taken together with the College’s focus on supporting and stretching all students, the judges agreed that this made Hereford an all-round outstanding place to study.”

In his submission, Principal Dr Jonathan Godfrey said: “I am incredibly proud of the commitment shown by staff and students and it was for them I applied for the award.”

The judges said Hereford was “a worthy winner in what was a very strong field”, highlighting the College’s diverse enrichment programme and wide range of innovative teaching strategies.

Its victory was witnessed by over 600 people gathered to celebrate the sector’s achievements at the prestigious awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, on Friday 22 April, hosted by comedian Shappi Khorsandi.

Now in their fifth year, the TES FE Awards recognise and reward the achievements of the wide range of colleges working in learning and skills. Hundreds of FE providers submitted entries for the 14 categories, which recognise achievement in employer engagement, innovation in teaching, leadership and entrepreneurship.