Community Contribution (2019)
Tell us a bit about your role…
I am the Director and Head of Department of the Centre for Teacher Education (CTE). CTE’s strategic mission is to be the first choice for teacher education, strongly contributing to teacher supply, school improvement in our local, regional and national partner schools.
Tell us about the award-winning project/work and your involvement in it…
CTE is committed to working with children, young people, families and communities who
may otherwise never set foot on Warwick’s campus. Our continued commitment to create expert teachers who have the potential to make a lasting difference to children and young people’s lives provides us with the opportunity to engage with over 500 schools and communities within the region surrounding the university.
How does it feel to have won the Community Contribution Award?
Staff at the Centre for Teacher Education are delighted to be recognised through this award for our tireless commitment to high quality teacher education.
Why do you think people should get involved with nominating for the University Awards?
To recognise individuals and teams of colleagues for their commitment to their work. In the case of the Community Contribution award, this serves to raise the positive profile of the University within and beyond the communities local to Warwick.
What was a personal highlight for you from the Summer Party on 24th June? (Other than winning, of course!)
The opportunity for CTE staff to be recognised by the University for their tireless commitment and continued contribution to the education of Warwick teachers, many of whom gain employment in schools local to the University.
Centre for Teacher Educatio team collecting the Community Contribution Award at the Summer Party