Alice Hedges, The Blackpool Sixth Form College

Although only in her third year of teaching, Alice has made an exceptional impact on her students, her colleagues and her college. The college encourages students to aim high and aspire to great things, and Alice embodies this ethos; so much so that her work has contributed to one of her students securing a place at Harvard University! Her excellent results and outstanding contribution to the department of English and Modern Foreign Languages have already secured her the responsibility of coordinating the Gifted and Talented programme as well as being Head of Critical Thinking. The college faces its share of social challenges, but Alice takes on all challenges with enthusiasm and commitment. She has a passion for learning which is infectious and her creative style of teaching engages and inspires her students. She is truly a worth winner of this prestigious Award.