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University of Worcester Celebrates Regional Partnerships with New Award

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The University of Worcester's Institute of Education is launching a new award recognising outstanding regional partners in the world of education.

The Institute of Education Partnership Awards scheme will see hundreds of schools, colleges and other education partners acknowledged for their commitment and dedication.

Professor Chris Robertson, Head of the University’s Institute of Education, said: “This will be the first of a number of events to celebrate our strong and successful partnerships in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and throughout the West Midlands.

“This award signifies the value we place on our partnerships and our intention to continue working together to support regional excellence in education. We have an exciting and innovative programme of development to achieve this purpose jointly.”

The University works in active partnership with more than 500 schools, children’s centres and further education colleges across the West Midlands, 60 of which will receive this new award in the first round.

Secondary schools in Worcester will receive the award during a special ceremony during March at The Hive, Worcester’s new joint university and public library. Further award ceremonies are currently being planned over the next few months to recognise and celebrate the high quality partnerships which exist with the University across the region, including in Herefordshire and further afield across the West Midlands.

Successful partnership is defined by the values and principles upheld by the University and its partners who are committed to working together to make a real difference to children, young people and their families by training the very best professionals to work with the next generation.