Worshipful Company of Educators
|Location||8 Little Trinity Lane|
|Date of formation||2001|
|Order of precedence||109th|
|Master of company||Dr Lis Goodwin|
|Motto||Per Doctrinam ad Lucem (Through learning to light)|
The Worshipful Company of Educators is the 109th livery company of the City of London, having been granted livery status on 10 September 2013 by the Court of Aldermen.
The Company was founded on 24 May 2001 as a Guild to represent the education and training profession and for charitable purposes. On 15 September 2009 the City's Court of Aldermen granted the petition of the Guild of Educators and agreed that the Guild be constituted one of the Companies of the City, without a grant of livery, with the title of The Company of Educators and that its Ordinances be approved and duly enrolled amongst the records of the City. Upon being advanced to the status of City livery company in 2013, the Company was accorded the official title of Worshipful Company of Educators, although less formally it can continue to be known as the Educators' Company.
- 2001/02 Professor R N Franklin CBE
- 2002/03 Mrs Judith G Osborne
- 2003/04 P M Weaver Esq
- 2004/05 Dr N A D Carey FCGI
- 2005/06 Professor Sir Roderick Floud FBA FCGI
- 2006/07 Dr D S Moore OBE TD
- 2007/08 Dr P T Warren CBE
- 2008/09 D W Taylor Esq
- 2009/10 Dr Yvonne A Burne OBE JP
- 2010/11 Professor R P Clark OBE
- 2011/12 Dr M P Briggs OBE
- 2012/13 M F Cross Esq
- 2013/14 Sir John Stuttard JP FCA
- 2014/15 P R Williams CBE
- 2015/16 John Leighfield CBE
- 2016/17 Dr S Martin Gaskell DL
- 2017/18 Susan Fey OBE
- 2018/19 Dr Lis Goodwin
In accordance with the philanthropic tradition of the City of London Livery Companies, the Worshipful Company of Educators operates a separate charitable fund (Charity Reg. No. 110435). It does so to support the development of those who are engaged in the profession of education, development and training.
The objects of the charitable Trust are:
- To reward excellence and innovation in their achievement and training in order to encourage both students and their mentors to undertake, and the public to appreciate, the work of educators
- To promote, by the award of bursaries and grants and other appropriate means, the development of educators through research and study that is appropriate to the profession of educator and that increases understanding of relevant opportunities and needs
- To advance education and its delivery through promotion of public presentations and discussion if relevant developments, and the generation of reports to policy-making bodies and the general public.
- Award for Achievement in Vocational Education and Training – Karen Hughes – Professional Development Executive at the National Association of School Business Management, based in Rugby.
- Award for Achievement in Education for Sustainable Development – Rosalind Wade – Reader in Educational Development and Co-Director of the Education for Sustainability (EfS) programme at London South Bank University.
- Award for Achievement in the Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning – Professor Tom Boyle – Director of the Learning Technology Research Institute (LTRI) at London Metropolitan University.
- Master's Award – Elizabeth Jane Formby – Go4it.
Worshipful Company of Educators' Awards
The awards were re-titled when the Guild became a Company, and again when it became a Worshipful Company.
2010 "Inspirational Educators' Awards"
- Primary Sector – Janet Moffat, Headteacher of Melcombe Primary School, London W6
- Secondary Sector – John Ahern, Director of Studies, Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Gatton Park, Reigate
- Further/Higher Education – Glyn Potts, Head of Public Services, Our Lady's RC High School, Royton, Oldham
- Lifelong Learning – Peter Powell, Manager of Orchard House in Seaham, Co Durham; Orchard House is a residential home of ESPA (Education and Services for People with Autism).