Kirklees College Shine a Spotlight on its Outstanding Staff at KC Star Awards Ceremony


On Tuesday 28 June, Kirklees College hosted its fifth KC Star Awards to recognise the outstanding achievements of our inspirational teaching team and outstanding business support staff who go above and beyond to support our students.

Mark Bennington, Vice Principal Corporate Operations and Lisa Buckley, Assistant Principal Adults, Community and Apprenticeships were comperes for the evening and guests enjoyed a two-course Mexican buffet prepared and served by the Hospitality and Catering students. Guests also enjoyed a performance from Latin American dancers, Christian Skibsrud and Olivia Oates, during the ceremony.

There were 11 category winners and 11 runners-up at the awards, with staffing winning awards such as Unsung Hero, Rising Talent and many more. Health and Social Care and Security won the best curriculum and support teams.

Julia Arechiga, Vice Principal Curriculum & Innovation, Jane Simpson, Executive Director of Human Resources, and Cristina George, Our Vice Chair of Corporation were welcomed onto the stage to present the awards.

Congratulations to all nominees, runners up and winners. Thank you to all staff who helped make this event a success.

Jane Simpson, Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development said:

“It was a pleasure to hold our fifth KC Star Awards. These awards are held to recognise the outstanding staff at the college.

The only way we can successfully achieve our mission of ‘Creating Opportunities, Changing Lives’ is through having creative, dedicated, caring and professional people in our workforce. Kirklees College is blessed with many wonderful staff, committed to the highest standards of public service.

It is, therefore, a great pleasure to celebrate the achievements of some of these colleagues, who through the outstanding quality of their work had been nominated by their peers as Kirklees College Stars. I am very proud to be a part of the KC Community.”

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