Pearson National Teaching Awards

Celebrating transformational teaching

Sunderland College’s Music Team

City of Sunderland College

The Award for FE Team of the Year

Sunderland, Wearside

This supportive music team teaches at a range of levels, from Foundation Learning to Foundation Degree. All three are working professionals, passing on their own experience within their teaching. From a hip-hop band to performing with INXS and Elton John, they draw upon their real music world experiences to inspire students, providing exposure to the industry, developing relationships with local performance venues like The Sage Gateshead and Newcastle City Hall.

They even created a ‘Rock Emporium’ open to young people in secondary schools, where they provide advice, access to facilities and free tuition every week.