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Dot Hislop

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The Educators Trust Fund

In accordance with the tradition of the City of London Livery Companies, the Company of Educators has a separate charitable fund (Charity Reg. No. 1104355).

The Objects of the Charitable Trust are as follows

  1. to support, by appropriate means, the development of the profession of educator;
  2. to recognise excellence and innovation by educators by the provision of awards;
  3. to support discussions, debates, seminars and meetings on matters relevant to educators and, where appropriate, to produce and circulate reports.

The Trust Fund

Once the Charitable Trust was established, the first task of the Trustees was to create an endowment fund, the interest on which would enable the development of charitable activities. A target of £300,000 was set, this being also the minimum sum required for the then Guild of Educators to fulfil its aspiration to become a Livery Company. Thanks to the generosity of Freemen Educators, this target sum was reached at the end of March 2012. Charitable activity began in 2009 with the first presentation of awards to educators. See below for further development in the Educators' Awards programme. The Trustees continue to raise funds for development of charitable activities in line with the Objects of the Trust.

Awards programme

The Educators' Trust Fund Awards Programme aims to recognise excellence and innovation by educators through the provision of awards. The Trust is able to make awards thanks to the generosity of Liverymen and Freemen in making donations each year to the Charitable Trust. The overall theme is ‘Inspirational Educators’.

Details of last years winners can be found here

Annual Inspirational Educator Awards: ICT in Teaching and Learning

(presentations at the Election Dinner 2016) Nominations as a result of a partnership with RM Education (which supports ICT in some 2000 schools in the UK) and with the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. With thanks to Dr Jon Hall, Chairman of the WCIT Education and Training Committee.

Master’s Award: Creative Technologies

(presentation at the Election Dinner 2016) With thanks for their support to Professor Michael Earley of the Rose Bruford College and Professor Sally Jane Norman of Sussex University.

No. 22 (Training) Group RAF Award

(presentation at the Election Dinner 2016) A commemorative medal awarded to an outstanding educator/trainer from the group.

Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation (CVQO)

Commemorative medals awarded to a volunteer adult leader from each of the three Armed Forces’ cadet corps for outstanding performance on the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 course in First Line Management. Ppresented at CVQO ceremony in October each year - click here for photos.

Mary Lou Carrington Award (presentation at the Election Dinner 2016)

In memory of Freeman Mary Lou Carrington. Awarded to a businesswoman who has made a significant and inspirational contribution to education. In partnership for 2016 with Speakers For Schools.

Panel of Judges Freemen/Liverymen Susan Cousin, Caroline Haines, Jennie Somerville, Karen Willis.

Educators­City and Guilds Bursary Scheme

As a result of a partnership created in 2013, the Trust is providing bursaries, worth £1000 each to support two applicants in 2014 in their teacher training and professional development for vocational education and training. Augmented to 3 bursaries in 2015 by a generous donation from Past Master Peter Warren.

Educators ­ Geoffrey Bond Bursary

Annual bursary for five years awarded to a tutor at the City and Guilds Art School for professional development. Generously donated by Hon. Liveryman Geoffrey Bond.


Report and Accounts
The Report and audited Accounts for the year to March 2015 can be found here

Trustees 2016-17
Mrs Susan Fey O.B.E. (Chairman)
Professor Raoul Franklin C.B.E. (Foundation Master)
Alderman Sherrif Peter Estlin
Dr Peter Briggs O.B.E. (Past Master)
Dr Yvonne Burne O.B.E. (Past Master)
Dr Nicholas Carey (Past Master)
Prof Ray Clark O.B.E. (Past Master and Trust Treasurer)
Mr David Taylor (Past Master)
Mr Anthony Willenbruch
Dr Jennifer Somerville
Mr John Leighfield (Immediate Past Master)
Dr S Martin Gaskell (Master)
Secretary: Professor Geoffrey Bennett




page last updated 21 November, 2016

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