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Lancashire LSC’s High Hopes of Recognition

Steve Palmer, Executive Director of the Lancashire Learning and Skills Council (LSC), is hoping that one of the local candidates from the learning and skills sector will scoop a STAR Award, at a ceremony to be held on 11th October in London.

There are 35 North West candidates nominated for some of the 16 STAR awards, from various colleges such as Runshaw and Rosendale Colleges and from Kirkham and Lancaster Castle Prison’s.

Steve Palmer was delighted with the nominations, saying: “There are more than 3,400 individuals who have been nominated for a STAR Award this year, so I am very proud that so many Lancashire people have made it onto the short-list. There are a huge number of unsung heroes who work tirelessly to provide learning and skills for the people of Lancashire. I am hoping that they will get the recognition that they deserve on the 11th of October.”

Recognition for Good Work

The STAR Awards, recognises teachers, managers and support staff who have made outstanding contributions to education. The successful candidates will be awarded cash, trophies and certificates at the London staged ceremony with a £5,000 prize going to the successful team.

It seems fitting that as teachers and educators are increasingly being measured and scrutinised by their performance, and by the successes or failures of their institutions, there should be some way to recognise those that strive and achieve the highest standards. The system, government and funding can only take students so far, it takes great teachers and motivators to inspire and engage ““ for this, exceptional efforts deserve due credit. The STAR Awards are recognition of this good work.

Dan Atkinson

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