WQE teachers awarded for innovative teaching and learning

Two WQE teachers received awards for innovative teaching and learning at this year’s WQE Prizegiving ceremony.

Health and Sport Teacher, Lorraine Foulds and Mathematics Teacher, Rekha Patel were recognised for showing imagination, creativity and embracing new blended learning methods in order to maximise students’ potential.

Delighted to have won, Lorraine said: “It is a great honour to win this award and totally unexpected. Every day I feel proud to be part of the WQE family, working with an amazing group of people who care about quality of education and support of our students. I feel very lucky to work in a great department with amazing people which makes the job all the more enjoyable. Thank you!”

Rekha said: “I’m so honoured and grateful to be the recipient of this award – Teacher of the Year. I couldn’t have done this without having the college’s incredible support, especially from the Mathematics department and of course my family. With a huge respect and appreciation for all professionals at WQE, I am very much thankful to all seniors who considered me for this award. Thank you!”

Prizegiving honours the successes of those who go above and beyond their academic obligations, achieve extraordinary results and produce fantastic work during the academic year.

The annual event took place online on 8th September and was presented by Associate Principal of WQE, Andrew Jackson supported by a warm welcome from the College’s Chair of Governors, Stuart Dawkins and Principal, Paul Wilson. The event also featured a special appearance by WQE alumnus and guest of honour Kate Parkinson, the co-founder and CEO of Head Set who shared an inspiring message for our completing and progressing students.

Paul Wilson, Principal at WQE said, “The recognition Lorraine and Rekha have received for their wonderful work as teachers, their innovation and for supporting their students so brilliantly is important and very much deserved.”

To find out more about this year’s Prizegiving ceremony, click here.


Health and Sport Teacher, Lorraine Foulds


Mathematics Teacher, Rekha Patel


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