Uxbridge College Travel & Tourism lecturer and Section Manager Michelle Bradley is celebrating after being selected as the winner of two awards in the London Teacher of the Year Awards 2020.
Michelle scooped not only Further Education College Academic Support Staff of the Year Award, but also London Further Education member of Staff of the Year Award.
She was recognised for supporting excellent attendance rates, learner and success rates, as well as building strong employer links and providing a great learner experience and career opportunities. Michelle is a winner in the awards run by the KM Charity Team, part of Inspire Schools Educational Foundation, in which the top 25 teachers were selected from nominations from schools and colleges across London. She was nominated by colleagues and British Airways who she works with to provide opportunities for students to gain real experience.
Michelle works with British Airways to organise guest speakers, as well as arranging three visits a year to their training centre at Heathrow where students receive additional Cabin Crew training. She helps ensure the company hosts a stand each year at the College’s annual careers fair. She has also taken part in their Train a teacher days where staff undertake work experience.
As the awards ceremony, originally planned for the summer, could not take place due to Covid-19, Michelle received her trophies in the post and attended a virtual ceremony. Michelle said: “I was so shocked to have been nominated, let alone to have won two awards in the London teacher of the Year Awards 2020! It is a great honour and I am incredibly happy to have this recognition for the work I do. I put everything into what I do and get huge satisfaction out of seeing the Travel & Tourism professionals of the future progress on their journeys into industry – so getting an award as well is icing on the cake.”