ALL fellowship is honorary and is awarded at the discretion of the Management Board (the Association’s Board of Trustees).
Suggestions are considered annually at the Spring meeting of the Board, in advance of Language World conference, but awards are not necessarily made each year.
The award of fellowship recognises ALL Individual Members who have made a long-standing contribution to language learning in the UK, beyond the call of their professional role and who have supported the work of the Association significantly over time; their contribution might be on the national or local scale.
Nominations for the 2017 Fellowship Awards closed on 17 February 2017.
ALL Fellow 2017 – Kathy Wicksteed
Kathy is pictured here accepting the ALL Fellowship award from ALL President, Dr Anna Lise Gordon (2016-2018) at the Association’s Language World Conference Dinner in March 2017. Kathy has been recognised for her long-standing contribution to ALL and for being an ambassador for language teaching and learning. As a volunteer for ALL, she has served on the ALL Council and special interest groups and has been a President (2004-2007) along with being a member of the board of trustees. Kathy led, as a consultant on two government funded projects ‘Subject Specific Support for the New Secondary Curriculum (2007-2010) and the LinkedUp Scheme (2009-2011; part of Links into Languages). This involved leading and training a team of Regional Subject Advisors. Kathy has worked at national and international level on languages education and has been a Language College Advisor and Head of Programme at SSAT for seven years, where she supported schools and teachers across the country. Anna-Lise Gordon says of Kathy, ‘Kathy has been a superb ambassador for language teaching and learning and colleagues comment warmly on her thoughtful, rigorous, pragmatic, creative and innovative approaches to language teaching. Many teachers across the country – including me – have been challenged, supported and inspired by Kathy.’ Congratulations to Kathy from everyone at ALL.