Colin Seabrook, Head of School - Auto & Electro Technology at Havering College of Further and Higher Education, said: "It is the students who keep us all enthused about our roles."
Hornchurch, Greater London (PRWEB UK) 16 March 2013
Mr Seabrook, a Head of School at the college in Hornchurch, Greater London, joins a list of exceptional teachers who are the stars of education this year.
2013 is a record year for the Pearson Teaching Awards with over 24,000 nominations. The awards were founded by Lord Puttnam CBE to focus on inspired education professionals who make the positive achievements of pupils possible.
To be selected as a finalist is a fantastic achievement for Mr Seabrook and a proud moment for Havering College of Further and Higher Education.
Mr Seabrook, Head of School - Auto & Electro Technology, is a finalist in the Further Education Teacher/Lecturer of the Year award category.
The winners will be announced by the Pearson Teaching Awards on Thank a Teacher Day on Friday, May 17th.
He will be cheered on by students, staff, his wife, Marie and three sons whose ages range from 20 to 24.
Mr Seabrook has been teaching at Havering College of Further and Higher Education since 2002.
He said: It is a real honour to be nominated for such a prestigious award. I am very fortunate to be working at such a great college alongside so many outstanding colleagues across all sectors. I have met and worked with some terrific students over the years and it is the students who keep us all enthused about our roles - it's like starting a new job every year!
“I really do share this nomination with all those I work with at Havering College and the inspirational teachers and managers I have been lucky enough to work within the past.”
Prior to teaching, Rainham born Mr Seabrook served in the army as a Commando Engineer and saw active service during the Falklands War in 1982.
Post army, he studied to become an electrician and continued in the trade until commencing a full time honours degree in Electronic Systems Engineering at the University of East London in 1993. After achieving his degree he started teaching part time before becoming a full time lecturer at a college in East London.
Since joining Havering College in 2002 as Area Head of Design Technology, Mr Seabrook has taught both Electronics and ICT before taking over responsibility for Motor Vehicle and Electrical Installation courses.
He has worked on a number of international education projects sharing his expertise with schools, colleges and universities in Siberia, Moscow and Malta.
Outside the college, Mr Seabrook is a Standard Bearer and Branch Committee member of the Harold Wood Royal British Legion. He also serves as a newly appointed governor for Mead Primary School in Harold Hill, Romford, Greater London.