Brad Henry said “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning.” Teaching is one of the hardest, but most rewarding jobs there is – it means long hours and hard work and requires a huge amount of passion and dedication to do it well. Good teachers can have a huge impact on the lives of their students and really influence the choices they make throughout the rest of their lives.
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET) is very proud to be sponsoring the “Inspirational Teaching” award at this year’s West Sussex Education Awards. This award recognises the significant contribution teachers make to empower the success of their students.
At the MET we also pride ourselves on high quality teaching – 95% of Brighton MET students said that the teaching on their courses is good.
We believe it is our job to celebrate ambition, unlock potential and transform lives. Created from the merger of City College Brighton and Northbrook College Sussex, the MET draws on 150 years of heritage, history and experience. We have more than 1,000 expert staff who equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare them for the world of work – to encourage support and inspire them. The MET helps students to build the self-belief, confidence and bravery they need to meet and exceed their aspirations.
We offer a comprehensive range of qualifications for 16 year olds leaving school, full and part time courses for adults, apprenticeships, professional qualifications and university degrees. The MET operates across five campuses in Brighton, Shoreham, Worthing and we teach around 3,500 16-18 year olds, 7,500 adult learners, 1,000 undergraduates and 800 apprentices.