Students at Huddersfield New College have been inspired to pay tribute to a number of staff as part of the national ‘Thank A Teacher’ programme run by Pearson’s National Teaching Awards.
 
Young people across the country are invited by Pearson to thank a member of staff or a team who has made a difference to them personally by completing a nomination form to share their story and message. The staff member then receives a thank you card through the post and can access their personalised message.
 
A number of delighted staff at HNC received a thank you card this year. Pictured above are a selection of such staff members. From L-R are Equality and Diversity Manager, Erika Montgomery, Special Arrangements Access Assessor, Andrew Dawtry, who accepted the accolade on behalf of the entire Study Centre team, and Progress Tutor, Jessica Law.
 
Some of the messages included:
 
“Thank you for all your support and help throughout my studies. You have helped me so much throughout my university application, I seriously have no words to thank you for it. Just want to say that you’re a wonderful tutor!” 
- Maira 

 
“Thank you for helping so many people…and going above and beyond to make everyone feel included and respected…I often see the tremendous lengths you go to make what some places would call a dream a reality…Thanks on behalf of everyone that you’ve helped, myself included.”

- E
 
“To all of the Study Centre team – thank you for all of the hard work and support you give to students.”

-N
 
Angela Williams OBE, Principal comments: “Our staff are outstanding, and we know our students are grateful for the opportunities and support they provide. We receive exceptional feedback about how our staff ensure students can achieve their ambitions and the difference that their support makes. The experience our staff provide not only often has a lifelong impact on the hundreds of young people who graduate from HNC each year, but also leaves a lifelong impression. I would like to congratulate all of our staff who received a special message of thanks via Pearson’s scheme.”