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STAFF and students at Chichester College are celebrating winning a coveted award.

The college has been awarded the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for Staff Development in Further Education.

The college was announced as winner of the award, sponsored by City & Guilds, by Lord Willis of Knaresborough, President of the AoC Charitable Trust, at the AoC Annual Conference in Birmingham.

Chichester College won the award for the way it has embedded an excellent lesson observation process to support the development of teaching and learning.

Chichester College principal, Shelagh Legrave said: ‘Outstanding teaching and learning is Chichester College’s first priority and we were thrilled to be recognised as a national award winner for our Licence to Observe scheme which ensures our teacher observations are developmental with smart targets identifying improvements.

‘95 per cent of our students surveyed say that our teaching and learning is good, a recognised impact of introducing the Licence to Observe.’

The college will be presented with the award on February 5.