Newman student wins award for Contribution to Education

12/11/2019 by Sinead Staunton

We are delighted that our Doctor of Education student Sarah Mullin received the ‘Contribution to Education of the Year’ award at the Birmingham Awards Dinner on Saturday 9th November 2019 at the Library of Birmingham. The Birmingham Awards recognises people and businesses that have been part of the movement in Birmingham’s future.

Partnered with LoveBrum, a charity which strives to make Birmingham a better place, Birmingham Awards recognises the significant and sustained contributions that Sarah makes to education.

Sarah Mullin, a Deputy Headteacher, studied for her PGCE in Education at Newman University in 2005 and she is proud to be an ambassador of the university. Sarah is on the board of the Secondary Education Committee at the English Association and she is a Founding Fellow of The Chartered College of Teaching.

This year Sarah has been featured as an ‘Inspirational Woman’ by We Are The City, an organisation which supports the female pipeline of talent, and she was shortlisted as a finalist from over 28,000 nominees by the National Diversity Awards as a ‘Positive Role Model (Gender).’ Sarah has previously been shortlisted as a finalist in the Categories of ‘Headteacher of the Year’ and ‘Teacher of the Year’ by the West Midlands Education Awards. Sarah’s book ‘What They Didn’t Teach Me On My PGCE’ is due to be published this month. It is a collection of narratives written by teachers for teachers offering honest reflections, words of advice and laugh-out-loud anecdotes about the experiences of student and early career teachers.