Swindon College Caring Professions and Educational Practice Staff win award for second year running!

Swindon College’s Early Years Team wins award for second consecutive year!

Staff responsible for delivery of the Early Years courses in the Caring Professions and Educational Practice Team were recently presented with an award by Oxford Brookes University for their fantastic achievement of “90% and above student satisfaction” in the NSS (National Student Survey).  Dawn Lucas, Head of Learning for Caring Professions and Education Practice said: “I am thrilled for the team and we are all pleased that our students are having a positive experience on their courses.  This award recognises the high quality of teaching, commitment and dedication of the teaching team.”

Angela Batner, Programme Lead for the Foundation Degree Early Years and BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies, Tracey Canham, Programme Lead for the Foundation Degree Educational Practice and BA(Hons) Education and Life-long Learning and Valerie Quinn, who teaches on all of the above programmes, received the award at a presentation ceremony at Oxford Brookes University.



The National Student Survey, which has been operating since 2005, asks final year students at all publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) how satisfied they are with the teaching on their course, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback plus questions about the learning environment, resources and community.

The national benchmark is 83% for overall satisfaction and so these achievements show the dedication of the staff to ensure that the students on those courses, which are usually over 2 years, are happy with the course, and the college as a whole as the facilities and resources are also considered.  The feedback received will help future students make the right choice about where and what to study.  The results are publicly available and published annually on the Unistats website (https://unistats.ac.uk/).

This is the third year that Oxford Brookes have run this award ceremony and the team have won awards two years in a row.  Students who voted are now continuing their studies with us, on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies.