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Canterbury College celebrates Teacher of the Year wins

Two lecturers from Canterbury College have been recognised in the prestigious Kent Teacher of the Year Awards.

Media Lecturer Patrick Raraty-Squires was deemed the district and county-wide HE/FE Academic of the Year, showcasing the level of knowledge Canterbury College students can access during their lessons.

He said: “It has been an honour to experience the resilience of colleagues and learners through what has been such a difficult period. To then receive these awards is very humbling.”

Meanwhile Chrissy Broadbridge of the Canterbury School of Visual arts at Canterbury College won the district FE/HE Support Staff Member of the Year.

She said: “I’m incredibly honoured to have won this award, and super proud of what was achieved by the students in such a trying year.

“To have all our hard work acknowledged by others has been fantastic."

Applauding the award haul, College Principal Victoria Copp-Crawley said: “Chrissy and Patrick are fantastic practitioners and have provided exceptional learning opportunities for students throughout such a challenging year.

“The support and confidence they have given to students has resulted in exceptional standards of work, with students gaining first choice offers at university and many gaining employment.”

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