Callywith College staff have been celebrated at the Cornwall Teaching Awards 2018, winning Education Support Worker of the Year and receiving a nomination for FE Lecturer of the Year.
Sammie Swabey, who we also wish to congratulate on the arrival of her first baby on the very same night the awards took place, was nominated for Support Worker of the Year by Kate Roberts, Chemistry Lecturer, at Callywith College. Kate praised Sammie for being organised, efficient and student focused, saying: “Sammie can anticipate what you need, even before you ask. She is really caring and nothing is too much trouble. Sammie, you are amazing!”
Judges said: “It’s great to see a Receptionist recognised in this way. So often it's the little things that can be missed, and first impressions are so important. Sammie has clearly played a pivotal role in ensuring a new college operates effectively from day one.”
The ceremony, which took place at Truro Cathedral, also saw Claire-Marie Nevill, Math Lecturer, nominated for FE Lecturer of the Year.
Callywith College Principal Mark Wardle said: “I am absolutely delighted that the outstanding contributions our staff make to the success of the College has been recognised at the Cornwall Teacher Awards. Our Receptionist Sammie deservedly won Support Worker of the Year. She has been fantastic from the day we opened and has ensured we have a highly efficient, friendly and welcoming Reception.
“I am also thrilled for Claire-Marie who works tirelessly to ensure our students have the opportunity to achieve GCSE Maths, something they have struggled with throughout school. Her innovative approach to personalised differentiated learning has transformed the mind sets of our learners and given them a real chance to achieve their qualification.”