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Spotlight shines on outstanding education professionals as the “Oscars for teachers” selects finalists for 2015!
William Bateman, an engineering lecturer at Pembrokeshire College, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Pearson Teaching Awards.
Finalists were selected from thousands of nominations from across the UK and William joins a list of 67 exceptional teachers, across 13 award categories, who are the Teaching Awards “stars” of the education profession for 2015.
As the youngest member of the College’s engineering lecturing team, Will has an infectious level of enthusiasm, combined with a commitment and passion for teaching, that rubs off on both his colleagues and his learners and which has seen him take on the role of course tutor for over 60 learners from level two programmes right through to HNDs.
Finalists will find out if they have received a Pearson Teaching Award on Thank a Teacher Day, 12 June 2015. Winners will then be invited to the star-studded UK final to be held at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in October 2015 which is filmed and broadcast by the BBC.
The Pearson Teaching Awards were established by David (Lord) Puttnam in 1999, to celebrate and recognise outstanding education professionals.
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, president of the Teaching Awards said: ‘I am genuinely proud and honoured to be the president of the Teaching Awards. I owe so much of what I’ve done to my fantastic teachers at school and university and it is exciting to join in celebrating what is probably the most important profession of them all.’
Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK and Core Markets, said: "Pearson is proud to support the Teaching Awards and the finalists should be so proud of their achievements. This is a moment to celebrate their incredible commitment to the profession and the hundreds of lives they are changing for the better."