Teanna takes top spot at national BTEC Awards


Aspiring midwife and Sir John Deane’s student, Teanna Maguire has won a national award recognising excellence in learning.

The former St Thomas More RC High School student, who recently completed a combined A level and BTEC programme at the College, was awarded Health and Social Care Student of the Year at the annual BTEC Awards earlier in July.

The glittering ceremony, held at Central Hall Westminster was hosted by financial journalist and TV Presenter Steph McGovern and was attended by the winners, their families and teachers as well as leading representatives from education and business.

Spanning 24 categories, the awards showcase the fantastic effort made by students to gain recognised qualifications which are heavily in demand from employers and universities.

An expert panel of 52 judges carefully considered each nominee before deciding upon a winner.

Sarah-Jane Hair, Health and Social Care teacher at Sir John Deane’s said: “Teanna was an outstanding student of health and social care whose effort and interest in the course merit this national award.  A fitting accolade and a well-deserved crown - well done Teanna!”

Teanna will continue her studies in September after receiving an unconditional offer to study Midwifery at the University of Manchester.