Richard Huish College is delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious TES Sixth Form College of the Year award for the third year running. The Times 2018 Further Education Awards celebrate the dedication and expertise of colleges who make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels of young people and adult learners. Winning an award, or even being shortlisted, is a fantastic accolade, rewarding the hard work and achievements of staff and students. Being recognised in this way for the third year running makes the achievement even more exceptional, highlighting the consistent ability of Huish to perform at the very highest standard.
The ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ College, on South Road, Taunton, is the only Sixth Form College in the South West of England to be shortlisted and is up against seven other finalists bidding for the title.
The Sixth Form College of the Year Award recognises Sixth Form Colleges that epitomise the qualities which make the sector so distinctive; excellence in 16-18 education, quality of teaching and learning as well as student outcomes. They also look for colleges who are reaching out to other institutions, with a commitment to sharing good practice and raising achievement more widely. Richard Huish College, through The Huish Trust, works with The Taunton Academy and a number of local primary schools to provide a wide range of opportunities to ensure all students make the most of learning and is using its expertise to raise the quality of the student’s experience and attainment.
Finalists were announced on Friday 15th December and the winner will be revealed at a high profile gala awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on Friday 23rd February 2018. Huish will be featured in The Times in the run up to the awards ceremony.