[Press & Publications] TEACHERS ARE REWARDED FOR DEDICATION TO LEARNING [Education]



May 2000

No 101

A record number of Leicestershire teachers are to have their continuing dedication to learning rewarded at a ceremony being held at the University of Leicester.

They will be joined by Classroom Assistants who have also gained qualifications under programmes being run by the University of Leicester School of Education.

The Awards Presentation Ceremony, being held on Friday May 12, is to confirm awards of Diploma/Certificate in Professional Studies in Education as well as Foundation Awards and Certificates for Classroom Assistants. Wasyl Cajkler, Head of Continuing Professional Development at University of Leicester School of Education, said: “Most of the teachers and classroom assistants receiving awards work in Leicester or Leicestershire.

“In 1999-2000, they participated in in-service courses of professional development in a range of disciplines - for example: special educational needs, the teaching of literacy, numeracy, science, English, religious education, subject leadership, management of education, careers guidance, early years teaching, managing pupil behaviour, mentoring newly qualified teachers.

“A total of 188 awards have been achieved by local teachers in 1999-2000 - a record number - and Classrooms Assistants have achieved 64 Foundation Awards and 16 Certificates. 93 recipients with their guests are expected on Friday evening.”

The awards will be presented by Professor Robert Burgess, Vice-Chancellor, accompanied by the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Continuing Studies, Professor Ken Fogelman, the Director of the School of Education, Mr Tom Whiteside. Guests have been invited from Leicester and Leicestershire LEAs.

Note to Newsdesk: The presentations will take place on Friday May 12 at 7.30pm in the Fraser Noble Hall, corner of University Road and London Road, Leicester.

For more information, please contact Wasyl Cajkler, Head of Continuing Professional Development on 0116 252 3663.


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