• Thu. Dec 7th, 2023

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A celebration of teaching and learning

LEARNER OF THE YEAR 2016 ALAN GOUGHSTUDENTS and tutors were among those recognised by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Learning and Skills Service for their hard work, dedication and commitment to education at a special ceremony last week.

The ceremony was held to coincide with the Festival of Learning (formerly Adult Learners’ Week) – a national celebration of lifelong learning.

The Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees, Councillor Ken Dixon and Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, presented the awards to the winners who were nominated for their achievements.

Anne Rucroft scooped overall winner for ‘Tutor of the Year’ while Alan Gough won ‘Overall Learner of the Year’. 

The categories and winners were:

  • ICT Tutor of the year – Julia Jobling


  • Learning Support Officer of the Year – Peter Latham


  • Skills for Life Tutor of the Year – Jacqueline Arthur


  • Family Learning Tutor of the Year – Sandra Johnston


  • ESOL Tutor of the Year – Samira Khan


  • Assessor of the Year – Tracy Manton


  • Business Support Officer of the Year – Catherine Kelly


  • Community Learning Tutor of the Year – Keith Palmer


  • Employability Tutor of the Year – Jane Metcalfe


  • Skills for Life Learner of the Year – Maureen Corbett


  • Family Learning Learner of the Year – Lynsey Tiplady


  • Employability Learner of the Year 2016 – Katie Horbury


  • Study Programme Learner of the Year – James Stott


  • Traineeship Learner of the Year – Amy-Jane Hanrahan


  • ICT Learner of the Year – Gillian Fawcett


  • Gillian Winship – Community Learner of the Year


  • ESOL Learner of the Year – Ali Hussein

Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said: “Congratulations goes to all those learners and tutors who were fully recognised for all their time, efforts and hard work. Thanks to the dedication of our tutors we are able to provide a wide and varied range of courses which help learners of all abilities tackle the basics, boost their skills and reignite a love of learning.

“If you would like to refresh your skills or learn something different our prospectus, packed full of exciting courses for the new academic year, is available soon.”


For more information visit www.stockton.gov.uk/learningandskills or telephone 01642 527904.

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