Two Hackney colleges amongst 13 nationally to pick up prestigious TES awards

Both of Hackney’s further education colleges have won prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) Further Education awards.

Hackney Community College (HCC) in Falkirk Street was awarded for its outstanding contribution the local community for its work to maximise benefits of the 2012 Games.

Meanwhile BSix in Kenninghall Road was awarded for innovation in teaching and learning.

The college’s unique partnership with Pembroke College in Oxford was lauded as one of the most innovative programmes for widening participation at top universities the judges had ever seen.

HCC principal Ian Ashman said: “Local people can be assured that both HCC and BSix offer superb education and training, and this is recognised over and over again by external awards and accolades”

Hundreds of further education providers submitted entries for the 13 categories to recognise achievement in employer engagement, innovation in teaching, leadership and entrepreneurship.