Head of the Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, Neil Bennett, is awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award

We are thrilled to announce Neil Bennett, Head of the Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement award.

This achievement, awarded by Pearson as part of their National Teaching Awards, recognises those who have dedicated their lives to the teaching profession. A professional organist, Neil was awarded a scholarship at Chetham’s School of Music, going on to study at Cambridge University. He began his professional career as a conductor of choirs and orchestras, directing at The Players’ Theatre in London’s West End.

Amy Vaughan – Deputy Head of Centre, Neil Bennett – Head of the Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, Rebecca Parks – Group Principal

Joining Pendleton Sixth Form College as Head of the Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, Neil has had a significant impact on our students throughout his career while teaching at Pendleton Sixth Form College. The Pendleton School of Theatre has an undisputed reputation for outstanding teaching and training as well as for ensuring that all students are given the support and encouragement they need to pursue their dreams.

Neil’s commitment to and passion for the Performing Arts department is extraordinary and we are hugely proud Neil has been awarded this prestigious award.

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