Warrant Officer Class 1(WO1) Paul Storrs has successfully gained Fellowship with the Advanced Higher Education Academy (AHEA).
Paul is the first Non-Commissioned Officer within the MOD to become a Fellow of the AHEA.
Professor Sally Bradley said:
“This is a fantastic achievement and a credit to the work on diversity and inclusion undertaken at Shrivenham.”
The AHEA manage and lead the development of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and are the only credible professional recognition in Higher Education (HE).
The AHEA has four awards: Associate Fellowship, Fellowship, Senior Fellowship and Principal Fellowship, reflecting the wide range of professional practice carried out by individuals, who teach and/or support learning in HE. Awards are made on the basis of evidence of personal, professional practice against the requirements of the UKPSF.
Receiving his award, WO1 Paul Storrs said:
“I felt honoured to receive my award for Fellowship. Being the first Non-Commissioned Officer to achieve such an accolade is an excellent way of appreciating all I have given to Defence within the design, development and delivery of Equality Diversity and Inclusion training over the past 10 years and shows that the Defence Academy supports the development of personnel at all levels”
HEA Fellowship demonstrates commitment to learning and teaching and the student experience, as well as allowing teaching staff to reflect on their own professional practice, and is awarded by Advance HE, the new organisation formed by the merger of the Equality Challenge Unit, the Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Universities have moved away from the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualifications in favour of HEA Fellowships, which are internationally recognised.