We are over the moon that our CEO Carolyn Robson has been nationally recognised for a lifetime of service to education. She is a silver finalist in the Pearson Teaching Awards in the category for Lifetime Achievement Award, which means she is in the running for a gold award later in the year. Minister of State for Education Robin Walker MP joined an assembly at Castle Mead Academy today, Thank a Teacher Day, to present Carolyn with her award. Sharon Hague, Senior VP at Pearson, which sponsors the awards, also joined our celebrations. Carolyn is retiring in August after more than 40 years as a teacher, principal, executive principal and CEO of TMET.
In her award nomination, TMET’s Chair of Trustees, Tony Glover, said: “Throughout her career, Carolyn has been unstintingly generous with her time and expertise. She has not only made an immense difference to the lives of many young people regionally and nationally, but I have no doubt her legacy will continue for many years to come. I know of no one more worthy of a Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Gulbanu Kader, TMET Director of Education added: “Carolyn creates a culture which reflects her values of kindness and compassion, balanced beautifully with high expectations and challenge. However, she is not one to be underestimated. She is brave and she is a visionary. She may look like your lovely aunty, but she has an inner steel which has been valuable beyond words.”