Dr Lynda Broomhead, Head of Faculty at Petroc College, awarded Technical Teaching Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Dr Lynda Broomhead has been awarded a Technical Teaching Fellowship from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) in partnership with the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Linda received this award at The Royal Society in London on 31 January 2020.

Fellowships are awarded to outstanding practitioners who are recognised for their high impact teaching practice and the delivery of effective outcomes for learners. Dr Lynda Broomhead, Head of Faculty at Petroc College, was one of four individuals awarded the Fellowship. The four new Technical Teaching Fellows are all expected to share their learning and expertise across the sector as part of the award.

Principal of Petroc, Shaun Mackney, said: “I'm extremely proud of Lynda for receiving the Technical Teaching Fellowship. This is a very prestigious award that has been made to only a handful of people across the whole country. It was my great privilege to accompany her to the Royal Society in London to see her receive her award, which was very well deserved. Lynda is an outstanding educator and invests her time making sure our students receive the best education possible. The biggest congratulations from all of the staff at Petroc.” 

After receiving the award Linda said “What an amazing opportunity to meet such supportive, inspirational people in such a historic building, surrounded by the faces of history’s scientific leaders. I am so excited about the opportunity this fellowship will offer me to make a real difference to STEM delivery. Thank you to Sean for his support and I am excited to see what I and the other Fellows can make of this opportunity.”

The ETF and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 launched the Technical Teaching Fellowship programme in June 2018 with the aim to celebrate, develop and disseminate exceptional practice in technical teaching. The programme supports and empowers the expertise of individuals, who support the progression of learners to higher levels of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) study and employment.

Nigel Williams, Secretary of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, said:

“Education and training in science, technology and engineering are vital to building the skilled workforce needed to tackle the Grand Challenges outlined in the UK’s Industrial Strategy. These fellowships will help raise standards of teaching in Further Education and thus inspire the next generation of British innovators who will develop the emerging technologies that are transforming the world economy.”

The Technical Teaching Fellowship is a prestigious award only granted to applicants who have met the high standards required by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 selection panel.

Lynda is pictured on the far left of the photograph.


February 2020


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