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This week, the 10th New College Staff Star Awards took place. Staff from departments across the college attended the event, which was held in the Phoenix Theatre and was hosted by Principal and CEO, Carole Kitching.

The Staff Star Awards have been running for the past ten years and celebrate the efforts of staff within the college. The awards recognise those who have served the college for a number of years, as well as those who have shown outstanding work and excellence within their role. Long service awards for ten, fifteen and twenty years were presented to a number of staff members. 

Staff members were awarded with stars in a number of categories:

Outstanding Award for Teacher, Trainer or learning Support:

Francesco Mazzotta and Gillian Keir

Special mention to Melanie Courtney-Holt and Tammy Reeves

Outstanding Learning Support:

Tracy Nash

Outstanding Business Support & Customer Service:

Stuart Aitken

Outstanding Manager:

Amanda Spanswick

Outstanding Contribution to New College:

Sarah Howes 

Outstanding Team:


With a special mention to the Personal Tutors 

Outstanding Newcomer:

Lyn Charleston 

Governors Award:

Joanna Saunders and Leanne Stringer

Lifetime Achievement:

Maureen Debbage

Outstanding Unsung Hero:

Alex Kociuba

With a special mention to Ruth Plumridge

Long Service Awards -

10 Years:

Jasmin Moody

Ben Sonoiki

Marie Relton

Ashra Rai

Fiona Wright

Gemma Thorley

Mary Gale

Erica Hulbert

Tony Gilbert

Sam Storey

15 Years: 

Monica Lawson

Sarah Howes

Dan Thorley

Amanda Spanswick

Angela Mak 

Tracy Scaife

David Morrison

Vicky Aldrich

20 years: 

Stewart Fraser

Sue Harrison

Claudia Stanley 

Stuart Rowe 

Annette Knox-Fraser