• The Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Rickmansworth School
  • Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Ashley has been at Rickmansworth School for over 30 years, his entire UK teaching career. Before his arrival at the school, Photography did not exist as a subject and it has been built up to such a richly resourced department that it rivals those at many universities.

Ashley’s students work with film based photography in a large darkroom and have access to a huge photographic library. His teaching methods are entirely personalised and as a result every student is inspired and committed and makes consistently outstanding progress, with a huge proportion achieving A* and A grades at GCSE and A Level and with many going on to careers in, or related to, Photography.

Ashley is one of a kind and the school greatly value him for the huge impact he has had on Rickmansworth School students, parents and staff.