Star staff honoured at New College Stamford awards night

New College Stamford Star Awards. Winners of the Outstanding Teaching Team Award, the hair and beauty team of Penny Armitage, Chrissie Rouch, principal April Carrol, Kathy Croft, Lyn Frisby and Marilyn Westerdale. EMN-150501-162952001
New College Stamford Star Awards. Winners of the Outstanding Teaching Team Award, the hair and beauty team of Penny Armitage, Chrissie Rouch, principal April Carrol, Kathy Croft, Lyn Frisby and Marilyn Westerdale. EMN-150501-162952001

College teaching and office staff have been recognised for their hard work at a glamorous Oscars-themed awards ceremony.

New College Stamford held its latest Star Awards ceremony last month.

The awards, which run twice a year, are designed to recognise staff, as individuals or teams, who go above and beyond what is expected in terms of performance, attitude and effort.

Winners were announced during an Oscars-themed celebration, which pulled in support from the college’s performing arts department who were able to provide the glitz and glamour with a red carpet, glitterball and special effects in the college’s theatre.

The Outstanding Service to Students award, voted for by students, went to two people: retention and intervention support officer, Marta Blonska “for her dedication to the student experience and going the extra mile” and learning and standards manager, Julie Addison for “being a fab teacher and being supportive in and out of the classroom”.

Other winners included the hair and beauty department, who won the Outstanding Teaching Team award; the IT support team who won Outstanding Support Team; and the catering and hospitality team, who won the Teach FE Award for Innovation. The Outstanding Service to Colleagues award went to learning resources supervisor Caroline Carson and business and IT lecturer Adam Wright.