Inspirational Teacher of the Year

Brett Heathcote was a popular and much loved teacher at Gateway Sixth Form College who taught Photography for 21 years before his passing in September 2021.

In the Leicestershire Live Education Awards Ceremony in December 2021, Brett received a posthumous achievement. He was chosen as the winner of The Inspirational Teacher of the Year.

Brett was one of three finalists in this category. The announcement of his win was warmly congratulated with a memorable standing ovation from the guests at the ceremony.

The award was collected by his family including his parents Shirley and Mick, as well as Linda who is an Art and Textiles teacher and Brett’s colleague at Gateway College.

He had a profound effect on students, staff and the school as a whole. The true soul of the department, his energy and passion helped students transform and evolve with confidence and skill. Brett will truly be remembered!

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