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27th April 2021

Motivating and inspiring students who have previously failed their GCSE English and maths while at school is not easy, but with hard work and commitment, the team at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College has developed techniques and processes to help these students make the grade.

Now their efforts have been recognised on the national stage.  The College’s GCSE English and maths teaching staff have been shortlisted for the 2021 Times Educational Supplement (Tes) FE Awards, in the Outstanding GCSE Resits Provision category.

Vice Principal, Svetlana Bajic-Raymond, who nominated the team, said: “At St Brendan’s we have a history of high achievement in GCSE maths and English resits. Our passionate teachers use diverse and innovative methods to build the students’ knowledge and understanding, alongside their confidence. I am incredibly proud that they have been recognised for such a prestigious award.’

The Tes FE Awards shine a spotlight on the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer.

St Brendan’s Principal Marian Curran said: “All of our teachers do a phenomenal job and their commitment to our students knows no bounds. Through this award it is fantastic to see their contribution being recognised by the wider industry at a national level. We are very proud.”

Tes head of FE Julia Belgutay said: “Further education providers have excelled in what has been a truly challenging year, and the amazing individuals, teams and institutions on our Tes FE Awards shortlist showcase that. Our judges were highly impressed with the calibre of entries and I want to congratulate everyone who has made the shortlist – it is a brilliant achievement"

Winners of the Tes FE Awards 2021 will be announced at an online ceremony on Friday May 28th.