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A member of staff at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) was named the ‘College Teacher of the Year’ at the Basingstoke Gazette Education Awards on Friday 13 July.
Karon Chewter, Head of Faculty for Engineering, Automotive, Applied Science, Animal Management and Access to Higher Education at BCoT, was the first-time winner of the award, which aims to recognise tutors who have been especially hard working and influential in such an important stage of their students’ educational lives.
Accepting the award on Karon’s behalf Anthony Bravo, Principal of Basingstoke College of Technology, added “I am absolutely thrilled for Karon to receive this magnificent and well-deserved award. Karon is a highly dedicated and committed member of staff at BCoT and we feel extremely lucky to have her in our team. I am extremely proud of her achievements and am grateful that these awards have presented the opportunity to recognise one of our fantastic members of staff who has had such a significant impact both within BCoT, and throughout the community.”
Karon's nomination highlighted her helpful and friendly nature, stating that "nothing is ever too much and she always helps when she can. Karon is valued more than she will know and deserves the recognition for all her hard work.”
Hosted at the Apollo Hotel in Basingstoke, the Basingstoke Gazette Education Awards were set up to recognise exceptional teachers, support staff, and governors from schools across the borough.
Guests at the glamorous awards ceremony included school and college representatives, community representatives, as well as business leaders from across the borough. Nominations opened in April for a range of categories including awards for Leadership, Innovation, and Community Involvement.