• The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • Sandwell College
  • Silver Winners
  • 2022
  • Birmingham, West Midlands

Since joining this diverse, inner-city college as a lecturer in the automotive department, Dominic has inspired hundreds of students. He integrates powerful stories and experiences from his time in the RAF and from being a pilot into his lessons, offering an all-important wider industry perspective.

Dominic is a personal tutor for over 80 full-time learners. Students often rely on him to support their individual, often complex needs. Sandwell is one of the most socially deprived and underfunded areas in Europe. Dominic sets non-work time aside to offer significant and highly valued pastoral support, sometimes involving delicate situations related to crime and violence. He established a group to give students a safe space to talk about issues. He extended this during lockdown with online sessions that regularly engaged 30+ students. As well as teaching automotive topics, he regularly gives time and hands-on practical support to several other departments. A true all-rounder!