Former Bradford College PGCE student teacher, Edward Vickerman was told he would never make it as a teacher because of his dyslexia.

Edward has since gone on to scoop the national ‘Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. He described his education at Bradford College as ‘A first class introduction into teaching.’ Edward studied with Bradford College’s McMillan Faculty of Education and valued his time there.

He felt the College was the right teacher trainer institution for him, particularly when support for his dyslexia was discussed. Bradford College tutors Joanne Courtney and Jill Powell recognised his potential and accepted him on the PGCE course.

“The word ‘outstanding’ is bandied around a lot – but Joanne and Jill are outstanding. I couldn’t have become a teacher without their help. They believed in me and were prepared to invest time in me.”